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Watch: Justin Thomas's Taunt Divides Fans As Europe Enjoy Dominant Ryder Cup Opener

Watch: Justin Thomas's Taunt Divides Fans As Europe Enjoy Dominant Ryder Cup Opener
By Maurice Brosnan
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It has been an extremely positive start for Europe at the Ryder Cup, who came into the day winning 5-3 despite losing the first morning fourballs. However, the poor start seemed to only inspire Team USA's Justin Thomas, who cupped his ear in an 'I can't hear you' gesture to the home crowd at Le Golf National course.

Thomas, paired with Jordan Spieth for the day two opener, found himself carrying Team USA's sole hopes of a morning win after Garcia/McIlroy beat Koepka/Finau, Molinari/Fleetwood beat Reed/Woods and Casey/Hatton beat Johnson/Fowler.

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After holing his putt, Thomas performed the fairly innocuous gesture, which provoked quite the reaction from the gathered crowd.

The Ryder Cup is renowned for its considerably more energetic atmosphere and Thomas seemed to simply play towards that. However, speaking on Sky Sports, former Europe captain Paul McGinley disagreed with the act and advised against 'inciting the crowd.'

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Elsewhere, the afternoon fourballs have been announced. It will see Rose/Stenson v Johnson/Koepka, Garcia/Noren v Watson/Simpson, Molinari/Fleetwood v Woods/DeChambeau, Poulter/McIlroy v Spieth/ Thomas.

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