“How many tweets do you have to clock up bashing players”- Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood slam Eddie Pepperell over his LIV Golf criticism


“How many tweets do you have to clock up bashing players”- Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood slam Eddie Pepperell over his LIV Golf criticism

Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Eddie Pepperell

In the latest social media war of words- LIV Golf rebels Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood had an ugly showdown with Eddie Pepperell. There is no end to the debate on LIV Golf vs PGA Tour as the golfing world is divided between what is right and what is wrong.

The 31-year-old golfer from Britain has been against the idea of LIV Golf since the inception of the controversial league and has been pretty vocal about it. The latest incident started when a piece by golf writer Alistair Tait was liked by Ian Poulter. The article stated that the DP World Tour’s Andalucia Masters field this week doesn’t have much star power.

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Only two of the top 50 golfers in the world made it to Valderrama this week, which led Tait to wonder whether sponsors will also soon switch their loyalties towards LIV Golf from DP World Tour. The article stated some logical facts and Ian Poulter liked the post and tweeted: “Bang on as normal…”

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Eddie Pepperell has been critical of LIV Golfers Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood

Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter

Oxford native Edward Pepperell then jumped in the conversation from nowhere and asked Poulter: “Why didn’t you play Valderrama this year Ian?” That comment was basically a reference to Poulter’s commitment to the LIV golf event in Jeddah over the weekend.

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Poulter was in no mood to take the sarcasm and was quick to hit back: “How many tweets do you have to clock up bashing players who play on LIV before DPWorldTour gives you another invite? You must be close. Are you after the ambassadorial program as well ???”

Westwood jumped in and agreed with Poulter’s view that Pepperell has taken on an unofficial ambassadorial role for the DP World Tour because of his continuous criticism of LIV and went on to make fun of Pepperell for missing the cut for the Andalucia Masters.

As for his involvement with the DP World Tour, which is now known as the European Tour, Westwood dismissed any notion of an argument. It’s not the right time to embark on the “support of the ET (European Tour)” road with me,” Ed pleaded. “It’s a battle you can’t win.”

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