LIV's Lee Westwood urged to "enjoy his cake in the corner" by fellow pro

Lee Westwood has hit back at DP World Tour pro Eddie Pepperell after he was told to "keep quiet" about the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2022
LIV's Lee Westwood urged to "enjoy his cake in the corner" by fellow pro

LIV Golf Tour player Lee Westwood was involved in an interesting exchange with Eddie Pepperell. 

Earlier in the week Westwood, the former World No.1 and Ryder Cup Europe stalwart, absolutely scoffed at the grand reveal from the PGA Tour. 

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That grand reveal was essentially the established American circuit's masterplan to deal with the threat of LIV Golf. 

Those changes included guaranteed money for fully exempt PGA Tour members, "elevated events" with prize purses that will make your head spin and a jacked-up $100m Player Impact Program (essentially a slush fund to reward the Tour's biggest stars). 

Oh, and Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are starting their own golf league called TGL. It's clear that some LIV players (or maybe all of them?!) believe their model is being copied. 

The bombshell changes have also meant that some believe that Phil Mickelson was right all along.

Westwood responded to Jon Rahm's comments at the Tour Championship at East Lake. Apparently the Spaniard was unaware about the obligations to play a certain number of tournaments under the new proposals. 

Then it all got a bit spicy!

Check out the exchange here:

This is not the first time that Pepperell has gone after a LIV player. He's spoken on the topic a number of times in recent weeks and months. 

He has previously said that he rooted for Sergio Garcia as a player but found it difficult to root for him as a person.

Because he has been so outspoken on the topic, he even starred in this hilarious video mocking the situation. 

Elsewhere, it has been reported that as many as seven PGA Tour players will be announced as LIV Golf signees after the conclusion of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. 

They reportedly include Cameron Smith, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III, Marc Leishman, Anirban Lahiri, Joaquin Niemann and Cameron Young. 

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