Eddie Pepperell "adds a few mill" to his LIV Golf price tag at Cazoo Classic

England's Eddie Pepperell says he's added "millions" to his LIV Golf deal after incredible eagle from 239 yards on the DP World Tour.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2022
Eddie Pepperell "adds a few mill" to his LIV Golf price tag at Cazoo Classic

DP World Tour pro and apparent LIV Golf spokesperson Eddie Pepperrell surprised himself this week. 

The Englishman, 31, is playing the Cazoo Classic at Hillside Golf Club in Southport. 

His bogey-free opening round of 4-under 68 was highlighted by an incredible moment at the par-5 17th hole. 

Pepperell holed out for eagle from 239 yards. It really was a remarkable shot. A beautiful, low slider that chased up onto the green and in. 

Watch the shot here:

And Pepperell gave us all a bit of his classic dry sense of humour by claiming the shot added a few million to his LIV price tag:

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Pepperell has been vocal in the whole LIV Golf drama for a long time now. He called out Henrik Stenson this week after the Swede signed for LIV. 

The English pro claimed he had no issue with players taking the money, but urged them to be honest. 

He told Sky Sports: "I'm not surprised at all. 

"They're [the Ryder Cup players who have joined LIV] are all stalwarts of this tour, they're stalwarts of the Ryder Cup and they've all gone. 

"You know, I'm not surprised. It's a shame and I think ... I hoped six months ago that none of this would happen. But it's happened. 

"And clearly, to a person, I think they all regard their own back pocket to a higher degree than anything else and that's fine. Say it. It's fine. There's not a problem with that. 

"But it's disappointing and I thought that the sport had more ... and the Ryder Cup had more monetary reward for playing a new tour that doesn't offer up much as far as I can tell, certainly competitively. 

"So, I'm not surprised but it is a shame."

He added: "The Ryder Cup will move beyond it. The Ryder Cup is bigger than any ... with all due respect to Henrik or Poulter or whoever it is, the Ryder Cup is a bigger entity and will always be a bigger entity than any individual. 

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