Justin Thomas final day Ryder Cup antics cause a stir: "Pathetic"

Justin Thomas caused a stir with European Ryder Cup fans during the final day of the contest at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome.

Justin Thomas final day Ryder Cup antics cause a stir: "Pathetic"
Justin Thomas final day Ryder Cup antics cause a stir: "Pathetic"

Whether he is playing in a PGA Tour event, Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup, nobody can accuse Justin Thomas of not playing without passion. 

The American came out with a point to prove on Sunday here at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. 

It had not been a great Cup for Thomas before he teed it up in his singles match against Sepp Straka

He tied his opening match on Friday afternoon with Jordan Spieth against Tyrrell Hatton and Viktor Hovland before losing the two subsequent matches he played on Saturday with his good buddy. 

Thomas also had a 2-0 singles record to protect and he was also fired up after the treatment his teammate Patrick Cantlay had been receiving. 

Cantlay decided to go hatless for the week and it was speculated he wasn't doing so as a protest for not being paid to compete in the Ryder Cup. 

The American said the story was false. The hat didn't fit and it was always his plan. But he stopped short of answering whether or not Ryder Cup competitors deserve to be paid. 

Thomas decided to offer some moral support for Cantlay by not wearing a hat for his match against Straka. 

And throughout his match he frequently tipped an imaginary cap to the European fans. 

Take a look at how he reacted to sinking this birdie putt. 

It prompted an interesting reaction online, with some suggesting it was too little too late as Team USA had trailed by five points going into the singles. 

No team has ever come back from five points or more to win the Cup. 

"Every putt," one said. "Starting to be pathetic."

Another added: "Imagine playing so bad you need to manufacture hostility and create drama to spur some life in you."

This person said: "He's lost two and tied one game out of three - maybe he should focus less on his antics and more on his game?"

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Ryder Cup 2023 results

Sunday singles:

Tied Jon Rahm vs. Scottie Scheffler

4&3 Viktor Hovland vs. Collin Morikawa

Justin Rose vs. Patrick Cantlay 2&1

3&1 Rory McIlroy vs. Sam Burns 

Matt Fitzpatrick vs. Max Homa 1UP

3&2 Tyrrell Hatton vs. Brian Harman

Ludvig Aberg vs. Brooks Koepka 3&2

Sepp Straka vs. Justin Thomas 2UP

Nicolai Hojgaard vs. Xander Schauffele 3&2

Tied Shane Lowry vs. Jordan Spieth 

3&1 Tommy Fleetwood vs. Rickie Fowler

2&1 Bob MacIntyre vs. Wyndham Clark 

Friday morning foursomes:

4&3 Rahm / Hatton vs. Scheffler / Burns

4&3 Hovland / Aberg vs. Homa / Harman

2&1 Lowry / Straka vs. Fowler / Morikawa

2&1 McIlroy / Fleetwood vs. Schauffele / Cantlay

Friday afternoon fourballs: 

Tied: Hovland / Hatton vs. Thomas / Spieth 

Tied: Rahm / Hovland vs. Scheffler / Kopeka

Tied: Rose / MacIntyre vs. Homa / Clark

5&3 McIlroy / Fitzpatrick vs. Morikawa / Schauffele

Saturday morning foursomes

2&1 McIlroy / Fleetwood vs. Thomas / Spieth

9&7 Hovland / Aberg vs. Scheffler / Koepka

Lowry / Straka vs Homa / Harman / Homa 4&2

2&1 Hatton / Rahm vs. Cantlay / Schauffele

Saturday afternoon fourballs:

Hovland / Aberg vs. Burns / Morikawa 4&3

Fleetwood / Hojgaard vs. Homa / Harman 2&1

3&2 Rose / MacIntyre vs. Thomas / Spieth 

Fitzpatrick / McIlroy vs. Cantlay / Clark 1UP

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