Eddie Pepperell is never one to shy away from voicing his opinion on Twitter, so it probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise he's BLASTED the fact Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are playing for $9 million in Las Vegas on Friday night.
In the eyes of the recent British Masters champion, 'The Match' is "everything that golf shouldn't be right now."
Pepperell, 27, tweeted on Thursday:
Coming away from my Twitter ban just to take Georgie’s point further and conclude that this is indeed everything golf shouldn’t be doing right now. One man earning $9 Million isn’t attractive. This putrid attempt at attention will turn out to be futile for everyone. Pathetic. https://t.co/dTf3B4mimg— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) November 22, 2018
Fellow Tour pro Peter Uihlein, however, has a completely different take on matters.
Taking to Twitter to counter Pepperell's criticism, Uihlein alluded to the fact that without these two golfing greats then the likes of Pepperell wouldn't be playing for the pay cheques they currently are on Tour.
Uihlein, 29, tweeted shortly after Pepperell:
The only reason purses are as big as they are now is because of these two. They could play for as much as they want and I wouldn’t care because they’ve earned it. Just be thankful Pep, it is Thanksgiving after all— Peter Uihlein (@PeterUihlein) November 22, 2018
The Englishman's views come off the back of Spain's Jon Rahm claiming the Woods vs Mickelson showdown has "come 10 years too late."
While the Woods vs Mickelson clash will be a pay-per-view event for those in the United States, those in the UK are able to watch it for free on Sky Sports Golf.