"Hypocrisy at its finest" Lee Westwood argues with golf writer over SGL

Lee Westwood was involved in a war of words with this prominent critic of the Saudi golf league. 

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Wed, 23 Mar 2022
"Hypocrisy at its finest" Lee Westwood argues with golf writer over SGL

Lee Westwood took aim at a golf writer earlier in the week about the now-confirmed Saudi golf league. 

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It all began when one former PGA Tour caddie, Michael Collins, posed a question he was asked about the Ladies European Tour event in Saudi Arabia. 

Last week Georgia Hall cruised to victory at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jeddah. 

Where was all the angst and outrage at Hall and the rest of the field playing in Saudi Arabia, Collins said he was asked. 

That's where Westwood stepped in and tagged vocal critics of Saudi influence in golf: Brandel Chamblee, Eamon Lynch and Joel Beall. 

Lynch, in particular, has written some scathing editorials about Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman and money coming directly into the game from Saudi Arabia. 

We'll let you judge for yourself what you think of all this. Last week Norman confirmed the LIV Golf Invitational Series will begin in June. 

Westwood has been rumoured to have been approached to participate. He has never spoken in public about any of this. He admitted he had signed an NDA. 

The Ryder Cup legend for Team Europe previously was involved in a bit of a spat with Beall.

No player has publicly confirmed that they will take part in Norman's league. The first event will be played at Centurion Club. 

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This is what happened: 

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