Lee Westwood has blasted Golf Digest in a column for Telegraph Sport, suggesting the publication's report on Brian Harman winning a 'dud' Open was nothing short of a 'disgrace'.
Westwood didn't play at the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool.
Remarkably, it was the first time he had missed the major in almost 30 years.
The Englishman has taken a tumble down the world rankings since bolting to LIV Golf last June.
He didn't peg it up in final qualifying and later revealed to reporters that was down to scheduling.
The Senior Open is overseen by the European DP World Tour and the Royal & Ancient.
Which means that Westwood was watching Harman's 'Tiger-esque' victory at home.
No sooner had Harman lifted the claret jug did GD publish this headline:
"British Open 2023: Brian Harman was due for a big win, and golf was due for a dud finish"
Westwood reckons this is out of order, and he wrote:
It shouldn't go without notice that Westwood has previous with the journalist who wrote the piece.
We should stress that, for the most part, journalists often don't write headlines that accompany their copy.
Westwood does have previous with the author, though, and once described the journalist as a 'coward' and 'ageist'.
Sounding a bit ageist there pal. You might get a preview of that next week at the @DellMatchPlay as we’re both top 64 in the world. What a coward you are not tagging in @jaykokrak or myself! Clearly the threshold is very low to become a senior writer at @GolfDigest ! https://t.co/CwkcCjsCZI— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) March 17, 2022
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