Watch Bronte Law fume at Charley Hull, Georgia Hall: "Some level of decency!"

Bronte Law was not happy with Charley Hull and Georgia Hall ahead of the LPGA Tour's International Crown on Tuesday. 

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Wed, 3 May 2023
Watch Bronte Law fume at Charley Hull, Georgia Hall: "Some level of decency!"

Bronte Law was not happy with Charley Hull and Georgia Hall Tuesday after the pair both withdrew last-minute from the LPGA Tour's International Crown this week, and she didn't hold back when speaking about it. 

The International Crown, a country-based team event, has returned to the LPGA Tour schedule for the first time since 2018.

The tournament is made up of 32 players divided up into eight teams of four. Each team is made up of players who play under the same country on the LPGA Tour. 

The event holds a purse of $2m and is being played at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, a par-71 course. 

This is just the fourth ever playing of the unique event, and Team Korea, this year headlined by Jin Young Ko, are the defending champions. 

Team England was set to be made up of Law, Hull, Hall, and Jodi Ewart Shadoff, based on their standings in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings as of 3 April. 

However, on Monday, both Hull and Hall announced that they'd withdrawn from the event. 

Currently, the pair are the top-two ranked English players in the world rankings as Hall is ranked No. 10 while Hull is No. 18. 

They've been replaced by Alice Hewson and Liz Young, ranked Nos. 178 and 222, respectively. 

Law, the now top-ranked member of Team England at No. 116, was not happy with how she found out her fellow teammates were planning to withdraw from the event. 

She told reporters during the Team England press conference: 

"I think anyone with some level of decency would send their teammates a message that they weren't coming, not find out from other players on Tour who have heard things from them saying things at the tournament last week.
"I don't think that that's a lot to ask for."

Earlier in the press conference both Ewart Shadoff and Law said they didn't find out about their teammates plans until Sunday. 

Law had added:

"So quite late. But yeah, very happy to have both Alice and Liz are here. They're both very patriotic, very team oriented, and I think that that's a testament to kind of what this tournament is about and is more important than the individuals in the team.
"Yeah, just really happy to have them both here, and I know that they'll fight with everything that they've got."

Law also said that she didn't hear about it through a direct message from Hull or Hall, though she later received a message from Hull apologizing for not being able to play on Tuesday. 

Both Hull and Hall were quoted in the LPGA Tour announcement of their withdrawal from Monday. 

Hall said:

"I've been struggling with my foot for the past few weeks and in spite of daily physio treatment it's not improving, so I've been advised to take a week off. I'm really sorry not to be able to play the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown and wish my England teammates the very best of luck for the week. I also want to especially thank President Yeo and his team at Hanwha for bringing this event back to the LPGA Tour."

While Hull had said:

"I'm gutted to have to withdraw from the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown this week. I've been quite sick the past couple of weeks with stomach issues. I was hoping I could play through it but it seems not and I'm going to need to seek some help. I'm really sorry to let the tournament down and of course my teammates, but I'm going to have to take some time out to get healthy. Thank you to Hanwha, especially President Yeo, for your support of the LPGA and women’s golf."

An agent for Hull said neither player would be commenting further on the issue when reached out to on Wednesday. 

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