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LIV Golf’s Lee Westwood trolled by professional golfer Eddie Pepperell

LIV Golf’s Lee Westwood trolled by professional golfer Eddie Pepperell


Lee Westwood has not had a superb season.

For the primary time in his skilled profession, he didn’t play in a serious championship. As a substitute, he has performed in 11 LIV Golf occasions, the place he has did not document a single top-10 end.

Westwood’s struggles have been on full show this previous weekend at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey, the place he completed the match useless final at 20-over-par.

Cameron Smith gained the LIV Golf Bedminster occasion by seven photographs, main Westwood to reply with a laughing emoji to a tweet with the up to date Official World Golf Rating.

Smith dropped from eighth to ninth regardless of the victory.

Westwood, a staunch supporter of LIV Golf, felt this was a joke—golfers on LIV don’t obtain OWGR factors.

English golfer Eddie Pepperell, recognized for his comedic presence on social media, determined to chime in and reply to Westwood. He did so cheekily.

“I’ll let you know what’s a joke Lee,” Pepperell tweeted. “You incomes 3X the common annual UK wage in a single week for capturing +20 over three rounds.”

Westwood, a co-captain of the LIV Golf group Majestics GC, obtained $120,000 for ending in useless final; therefore why Pepperell chirped the 50-year-old Englishman.

However Pepperell didn’t cease there.

He criticized Westwood for taking part in like ‘a turnip’. He slammed skilled golf too—together with the PGA Tour and Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TGL golf league—for bowing right down to cash.

“Skilled golf was about enjoying nicely to earn cash. (Nonetheless is for essentially the most half to be truthful) It’s not jealousy to level out how LIV is rewarding (in some situations) poor efficiency in a giant method monetarily. Not one thing I can get on board with personally,” Pepperell famous.

“It’s all laughable,” Pepperell continued. “From you incomes £100k final week for taking part in like a turnip to the TGL/PIP. Professional golf has degraded itself to being simply in regards to the cash. Possibly it all the time has been, and I’m simply naive, but it surely isn’t doing a lot to enhance the game and genuinely ‘develop the sport’.”

Advocates of LIV Golf have argued that they’re rising the sport.

Lee Westwood, Eddie Pepperell, LIV Golf, DP World Tour, ISPS HANDA UK Championship

SUTTON COLDFIELD, England — Lee Westwood and Eddie Pepperell in the course of the second of the ISPS HANDA UK Championship at The Belfry on August 28, 2020.
Photograph by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Photos

The identical could be stated about those that help the PGA Tour, primarily due to its partnership with the DP World Tour and the Saudi Arabian Public Funding Fund (PIF).

But, the monetary purses on each excursions proceed to swell, and Pepperell, who isn’t afraid of being trustworthy, simply known as it for what it’s.

Simply as he did on the 2018 Open Championship, when he admitted to enjoying the ultimate spherical ‘hungover,’ regardless of capturing a 3-under 67 alongside Phil Mickelson.

Pepperell routinely supplies laughs, however he persistently supplies trustworthy perception too.

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Taking part in By. You’ll be able to comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Remember to try @_PlayingThrough too.



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