The opening LIV Golf Invitational tournament at Centurion Club would certainly appear to have divided opinion in the golf world, but one man who was not a fan of it all was DP World Tour pro Eddie Pepperell.
The Englishman took to Twitter over the weekend to vent his frustration at seeing South African Charl Schwartzel walk out of St Albans with a cheque for $4.75 million in the Saudi-funded tournament.
Schwartzel stumbled to a final-round 72, taking three-putts for bogey on the par-5 18th to hold one for a one-shot victory on 7-under par over compatriot and Stinger teammate Hennie du Plessis.
The 2011 Masters champion received $4 million for winning the individual tournament, and then an additional $750,000 as part of the four-man Stinger GC team that romped to a 14-shot victory.
That team was made up of South African quartet Schwartzel, du Plessis, Branden Grace and team captain Louis Oosthuizen.
The field split a prize pot of $25 million.
We may have just witnessed the most overpaid event in sport ever this week, relative to skill.— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) June 12, 2022
Things really are weird right now.
Pepperell was not just disgusted by that, but also the standard of the golf itself, as just eight of the 48 players broke par over 54 holes.
Dustin Johnson finished solo eighth on 1-under par and still took home $625,000.
Andy Ogletree finished last on 24-over par, yet still earned $120,000.
"We may have just witnessed the most overpaid event in sport ever this week, relative to skill," tweeted Pepperell after having sat through the final round of the LIV Golf Invitational London at Centurion Club.
"Things really are weird right now."