Ewen Ferguson caught up in another golf gambling rant at Open de France

Ewen Ferguson reveals the irate Instagram message he received from an angry golf gambler following his second round at the Open de France.

Ewen Ferguson caught up in another golf gambling rant at Open de France
Ewen Ferguson caught up in another golf gambling rant at Open de France

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. 

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.

Ferguson said: 

"I hit a perfect drive on the first, landed it on the green and spun it back into the water, but another good swing. I just checked my phone there and I had an Instagram private message from a bettor saying that I’d ‘effed up’ his bet and ruined the tournament for myself. Obviously I haven’t, but I hope he doesn’t win his bet anyway."

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