Leading Australian golfers Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy almost came to blows in an angry public exchange on Sunday night as the fallout from the Presidents Cup failure continues.
A week of frustrations and finger pointing boiled over when Ogilvy confronted his fellow Victorian in front of around 150 stunned guests at the Hyatt Regency Coolum over comments he had made earlier in the week.
Allenby lost all four of his matches in the 19-15 defeat to the United States at Royal Melbourne and has come under heavy fire for his individual performance.
But the 40-year-old hit back at criticism of his own play on Thursday and appeared to deflect the blame onto his playing partners - Retief Goosen, YE Yang and Ogilvy.
He claimed Goosen missed several birdie putts in Thursday's foursomes, insinuated that Yang didn't pull his weight in Friday's fourball and claimed Ogilvy 'hit me in the tree three times off the tee and I had to chip out three times', in Saturday's foursomes.
Ogilvy, who sarcastically tweeted 'warms the heart to see Robert playing so well this week' as Allenby climbed the leaderboard at the PGA on Saturday afternoon, was furious when informed of his team-mate's comments.
And when Allenby sauntered over to Ogilvy's table and sat down at around 9.15pm on Sunday night, the 2006 US Open champion immediately made his dissatisfaction known.
He was overheard accusing Allenby of throwing him under the bus and openly questioned his character, which sent the four-time PGA winner into a rage.
Allenby inadvertently broke a wine glass and screamed 'do you want to go?' (fight), prompting Ogilvy, who was surrounded by seven friends, to get out of his chair in front of a captivated and stunned audience.
Common sense prevailed as Allenby softened his approach momentarily.
But the argument soon flared up again as Ogilvy unsuccessfully sought an apology.
The ugly stoush escalated once again as Allenby invited his adversary to meet him outside of the main square, to which Ogilvy quipped 'I'd like that'.
Allenby subsequently stormed out as Ogilvy sat calmly.