Sky Sports' Jamie Weir has taken to Twitter with a "be curious not judgmental" meme after fresh Patrick Cantlay quotes from the Ryder Cup have emerged in the latest edition of The Fire Pit Collective.
Cantlay reportedly told veteran NBC Sports reporter and interviewer Steve Sands "I'll wear a hat when I'm paid to be here" as he walked to the 1st tee for his Friday Fourballs match at the Ryder Cup, according to Michael Bamberger of The Fire Pit Collective.
Bamberger's account follows the controversial tweet of Sky Sports reporter Weir, who revealed from his sources that Cantlay had refused to wear a Team USA cap as a protest for not being compensated for competing in the Ryder Cup.
For the 2023 Ryder Cup, the PGA of America made 12 separate donations of $200,000 to a charity chosen by every player in the team.
Cantlay's money is going to his Patrick Cantlay Foundation, which supports junior golf and first responder programs.
But the players do not directly receive their own money for competing in the Ryder Cup.
Weir also reported how Cantlay declined an invitation to the gala dinner earlier in the week that was attended by the wives and girlfriends of Team Europe and Team USA.
Understand from several sources that the US team room is fractured, a split led predominantly by Patrick Cantlay.— Jamie Weir (@jamiecweir) September 30, 2023
Cantlay believes players should be paid to participate in the Ryder Cup, and is demonstrating his frustration at not being paid by refusing to wear a team cap.
It was understood per Weir's tweet the USA team room had been "fractured" by the actions of Cantlay in the build-up to the Ryder Cup in Rome.
All of these claims were shut down by not just Cantlay but the rest of the team, too.
Cantlay claimed the reason for not wearing a cap, just like he did at the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, was because it "did not fit".
Fast forward 10 days from Weir's tweet on the eve of the Ryder Cup, which Europe went on to win 16.5-11.5 at Marco Simone, and things are still kicking off on Twitter.
Off the back of Bamberger's latest article, Weir tweeted in response to a golf fan on Sunday night:
I’m not expecting any acknowledgment from @ColtKnost despite the numerous attempts at undermining me, no— Jamie Weir (@jamiecweir) October 8, 2023
I’ve said it several times. I don’t care about the hat at all. But saying the locker room is fractured when no one on the team confirmed it is just wrong. You knew what you were doing. There is a reason you kept refreshing your twitter feed during the press conference Saturday— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) October 8, 2023
Knost then chimed in, taking direct aim at Weir's "fractured" comments about Team USA on the eve of the biennial dust-up:
They then both exchanged some jabs:
Good talk!— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) October 8, 2023
Well it’s been a week and haven’t heard anyone say anything close to that— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) October 8, 2023
And you would be wrong— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) October 8, 2023
Who do you reckon is telling the truth on the subject? Are the accounts of Weir and Bamberger correct, or do you believe Cantlay and Team USA have told the truth about everything? Share your thoughts and comments over on the GolfMagic social media channels.