Pro takes swipe at LIV Golf after watching Patty Tavatanakit in tears

English pro Eddie Pepperell took a swipe at LIV Golf after he watched Patty Tavatanakit make her first cut in more than three months at the Scottish Open.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2022
Pro takes swipe at LIV Golf after watching Patty Tavatanakit in tears

Eddie Pepperell appeared to take another swipe at LIV Golf after watching the emotional scenes of major winner Patty Tavatanakit making her first cut in more than three months. 

The 22-year-old was overcome with emotion and cried tears of joy at the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open on Friday afternoon. 

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She notched a 66, which was the first time she had broken 70 since the beginning of May. Her round included five birdies in a row - seven in total - as she fought back to 2-under par at Dundonald Links. 

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And Pepperell, who has been consistently outspoken against LIV Golf over the last few weeks and months, posted: 

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"I don't know what I did out there..."

Speaking to the media after her round, Tavatanakit said: "There's just so much in life right now, and I feel like being able to do that today, these conditions, this is my job, it's my career, like doing it [through tears] I don't know what I did out there, it was pretty amazing to come back.

"I didn't feel like I was going to do that this morning. But you know, it's in me and I found it today. So really glad I was able to do that." 

She added: "I didn't think over the shot, I didn't think about anything. I was just really empty. Just the feeling of letting it go and play golf and really found myself out there and I was having fun.

"Sure, I had a rough stretch there, but I kept telling myself to keep it going and when your golf is not going well and your personal life is not going well, it just adds up emotionally.

"But to be able to do that today, really just helped with everything and it's like a lull after a storm and just to see that -- very touching."

Tavatanakit is 12 shots back of the leader, Lydia Ko, going into the weekend. Ko has not made a bogey in 36 holes this week. 

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