DP World Tour pro Ewen Ferguson surged into contention for the Open de France in the second round at Le Golf National and then revealed an Instagram DM he received from an irate golf gambler.
Ferguson, 27, tapped home from two feet for birdie on the treacherous par-4 18th to card a round of 67 in the second round at the 2018 Ryder Cup golf course in Paris.
The Scot now finds himself in solo second on 9-under par and in excellent position to go in search of a third DP World Tour title.
England's Jordan Smith took it deep on day two with a stunning 64 to move to 12-under.
Smith, 30, is also looking to win his third title on the former European Tour circuit.
Ferguson disclosed how he had received an unwanted DM on Instagram from an angry golf gambler after he found the water at 1.
It marks the second week in a row where a Scottish DP World Tour pro has had to fend off criticism from an irate gambler.
Ryder Cup rookie Bob MacIntyre revealed last week how a spectator shouted out to him about having cost him money at Wentworth.
MacIntyre incidentally missed the cut as he attempted one last week to get his game back on track ahead of the Ryder Cup.
He slumped to a dismal 77 in the second round to finish six strokes out of the cut mark on 6-over par.
Hard to see how Bob MacIntyre will play any more than two sessions at the Ryder Cup. Maybe he will turn things on in practice over the coming days but he has to be a big worry for Luke Donald.— Andy Roberts (@AndyRobertsGolf) September 22, 2023
Jon Rahm and Max Homa recently both spoke of their growing fears about gamblers making their presence felt too much in the crowd at PGA Tour events.
Ferguson may have gone on to shoot a round of 67 but his day did not start off on the best note as he found a watery grave with his approach shot into the par-4 1st.
That led to a double-bogey six, and a private message from a disgruntled punter.
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