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

Lee Westwood has not had a great 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 file a single top-10 end.

Westwood’s struggles had been on full show this previous weekend at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey, the place he completed the match lifeless 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 lifeless 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 taking part in effectively 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 an enormous approach 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. Perhaps it at all times 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.

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

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 is rarely afraid of being trustworthy, simply referred to as it for what it’s.

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

Pepperell routinely offers laughs, however he constantly offers trustworthy perception too.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Taking part in By. You possibly can observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Remember to try @_PlayingThrough too.

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