Gimme putts controversy at the Ryder Cup: Bryson DeChambeau gets INVOLVED in row

Justin Thomas also was suitably unimpressed when his short putts were not being conceded. 

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Sat, 25 Sep 2021

Gimme putts controversy at the Ryder Cup: Bryson DeChambeau gets INVOLVED in row

There appears to be a sportsmanship row brewing at the 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. 

And it's related to "gimme" putts that are not being conceded on both sides. 

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Justin Thomas appeared miffed when his putt wasn't conceded despite appearing to be what is described as "inside the leather". 

That refers to the length of the putter's shaft and out of courtesy they usually are conceded in this gentleman's game. 

The putt Thomas wanted conceded was approximately 2ft 10ins.

But the Americans did not concede Weswtood's putt of similar length a few holes earlier.  

Thomas held out his putter horizontally to demonstrate to his European opponents they should have given him the putt. 

Some fiery words were exchanged in the heat of the moment but it seems to be part and parcel of the Ryder Cup. 

At least this is the opinion of Jon Rahm who spoke about the issue after Friday'a play. 

Rahm told the media: "People are going to try and play mind games." 

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Now Bryson DeChambeau has got himself involved in all this pettiness.

He also placed the head of his putter in the hole to demonstrate he should have had his putt conceded. 

Still, in that scenario, DeChambeau's armlock putter is longer than the average. 

It doesn't look like any of these players will be winning the Nicklaus-Jacklin Award. 

That award is to be given to one member of each team after the conclusion of play. 

The name of the award is reference to The Concession, the most famous putt conceded in the tournament's history. 

The Golden Bear gave Tony Jacklin a three-footer on the last hole of the 1969 Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale. 

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