Five-time PGA Tour winner J.B. Holmes was branded a 'cheat' after he took part in a six-person scramble and won under a cryptic name.
Okay, it wasn't really that cryptic as former Ryder Cup player Holmes was entered under his real name Jonathan Bradley.
But still, it was enough for the tour pro to go unnoticed in the comp - the Gangsome - at Franklin Bridge Golf Course last week.
So much so, tournament organisers reportedly only recognised his tour-level swing on the second day.
As first reported by Ryan French, J.B. was playing in the scramble which involved a 'Calcutta'.
That is a method of auctioning each team, with the pot divided by the top teams.
Per French's report, it stated that only two of the four-man teams could be plus handicappers.
Apparently, J.B. was listed as having a handicap of 8.8.
However, Holmes took to social media to provide some clarification, claiming that coverage of the story contained a litany of inaccuracies.
J.B. claimed that he was entered into the event under the name John Bradley as 'a joke without my knowledge'.
He wrote that no strokes were given to any team, nor did organisers check anyone's name or handicap index to see if they were correct because the premise was to 'bring your best'.
Here is the Tournament rules and what actually happened. We were winning -21 after round 1 and that’s how they made the flights. pic.twitter.com/zCNUm0kNYY— J.B. Holmes (@JBHolmesgolf) June 1, 2023
See his full statement:
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