Lee Westwood Meets His 'Delete' Key
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/13/13
On Sunday morning of the PGA Championship, Lee Westwood was tied for seventh place at -3 207, having shot 66-73-68 through three rounds. Unfortunately, he went out and shot 76 to finish T-33 at 283, three over par.
Predictably, the caterwauling and sniping from the peanut gallery began on Twitter:
The problem is that Westwood decided to fire back. He has since deleted the tweets in question, but the UK Daily Mail preserved them for posterity:
Good thing that Lee Westwood has a business manager to reel him back in when he says things that might make his corporate sponsors (who pay him money to wear their logos) rethink those deals:
To be fair, very few human beings enjoy being kicked when they're down.
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Its sad that he had to appologize for those comments. Its not like any of them are that offensive.
I hate political correctness bs
Twitter is like gas on a fire - more people should just say NO!!!
Duke of Hazards says:
I agree w/ Jason. I like Westy, and think he's one of the more likable fellows on the tour. He'd probably had a few pints when he went firing stuff back on twitter, but restraint is part of the deal when you accept a bunch of money to drape yourself in corporate logos.
He had me then he lost me. Not the best form for a 40 yr old to be sniping at random sploosers on the internet, but I was more disappointed when he cowed to his sponsors. That is part of the deal I guess, but it makes it seem like they own him. I guess it's fair because it's public behavior. Sucks, I was enjoying the candor. In vino veritas and what have you. I guess from now on Lee's going to go back to trying to speak like the President of the World, just like every other high dollar athlete does.
lol - $ $ $
He'll do whatever the money tells him to do. Unless that money says - win a major.
"lol - $ $ $
He'll do whatever the money tells him to do."
I take it, you dropped your multi-million dollar endorsement deal when they asked you to do something you didn't quite like?
Indeed, Jason. This isn't just cowtowing (sp?) to his sponsors, it'll be more like being reminded of his contractual obligations to his sponsors.
Although I suppose some people might think that's the same thing! :)
Lee Westwood can kick just about anyone's ass on the golf course, on any given day. The planets just haven't aligned for him yet at the majors. I understand his frustration and would love to see him break through more than I would just about anyone else on tour who hasn't won a major yet.
I think it's a shame that people with no golfing talent at all (compared to Lee's), can throw stones at a guy when he's down.
Maybe Westy should go pay a few more visits to Bob Rotella. Maybe sign up for golf anger management classes.
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