Darren Clarke didn't have gum fall out of his mouth; it was a sticker
Golf Culture Open Championship

Darren Clarke didn’t have gum fall out of his mouth; it was a sticker

Video Screen Capture

SHARE THIS STORY



European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke did something on Friday at the 2016 British Open that, on first glance, made a few people squeamish.

Clarke was making a par putt on the sixth hole at Royal Troon, and, as he was putting, it appeared that his gum -- or something he was chewing on -- fell out of his mouth and onto the green. The commentary team on Golf Channel figured it was gum, and Sir Nick Faldo thought it was gross when Clarke put whatever it was near his mouth.



However, after the round, Clarke cleared up the record. It wasn't gum that fell to the green. It wasn't even food. And it wasn't out of his mouth.

SUBSCRIBE AND WIN PEAKVISION SUNGLASSES!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter from October 15 through December 15 will be entered to win a pair of PeakVision sunglasses of their choice! PeakVision's Dual Zone technology prevents glare while offering unparalleled clarity that's perfect for golfers. The patented PeakVision lens enhances the golfer's ability to see the contours of the greens better with high-definition amber lens which provide three times the definition than the naked eye, and we want you to experience the difference for yourself. (Rules and regulations)


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.