LIV Golf: Lee Westwood accuses Eddie Pepperell of "being on the red" in spat

England's Lee Westwood and Eddie Pepperell got into a social media spat about the strength of fields in LIV Golf and on the DP World Tour.

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Sat, 15 Oct 2022
LIV Golf: Lee Westwood accuses Eddie Pepperell of "being on the red" in spat

England's Lee Westwood, who tees it up in LIV Golf Tour events, and Eddie Pepperell got involved in a Twitter spat on Saturday which resulted in the former World No.1 claiming the two-time European Tour winner had "been on the red". 

Pepperell, who has been consistently outspoken against LIV Golf, was reacting to a post by the golf writer Alistair Tait. 

Tait posted an article examining the strengths of fields currently teeing it up on the DP World Tour and in LIV Golf. 

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The writer's article was exploring how the former European Tour is essentially becoming a "feeder circuit" for the PGA Tour

He wrote:

"Some would say why not jump to LIV considering the current state of affairs? With the PGA Tour demanding its top players compete 20 times next year, that could curtail European Tour appearances by the best Europeans playing in the U.S. Throw in the ludicrous decision to grant PGA Tour cards to the 10 most promising players on the DP World Tour on an annual basis and getting decent fields is surely only going to get harder in future." 

According to Westwood, the former World No.1 reckons that Tait has his "finger on the pulse." 

Pepperell, who posted this hilarious video in August, clearly disagrees

Here are some highlights:

Then it got a little bit more interesting with Westwood suggesting he thought Pepperell had a hotline to Keith Pelley's "batphone" to secure an invite to the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters. 

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