Updated at 2:04 p.m. ET
Gumgate has been solved.
I don't do gum!! It was a small sticker from my hat that fell down when I was putting,and it never touched my mouth! https://t.co/hORmSMjXZA— Darren Clarke (@DarrenClarke60) July 15, 2016
Darren Clarke is an Open champion and a Ryder Cup captain, a distinguished man in the game. But even he adheres to the five-second rule when it comes to dropping something out of your mouth and onto the ground.
Maybe gum is really expensive in Scotland?