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Hungover Eddie Pepperell is the real winner of The Open

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Eddie Pepperell is never dull. The Englishman’s candor, articulateness, and skill with a pen make him a great follow on Twitter and beyond.

But even given standard Peperellian forthrightness, it was surprising to hear this: Pepperell was hungover during the final round at Carnoustie…a round in which he fired a 4-under 67.

Pepperell finished tied for sixth at 5-under, three strokes behind Francesco Molinari, and he offered this admission in his final-round press conference.

“I was a little hungover…I had too much to drink last night. And I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn’t say a write-off, but I didn’t feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn’t have been heartbreaking. But as it happens, I shot 67. So, you know, it’s a funny game.”

Hitting the course before the winds kicked up, Pepperell birdied the third, fifth, sixth, and 14th holes before rolling in another at the 17th.

He clarified that he’s no wino.

“Listen, I wouldn’t always have a drink the night before. Sometimes I have a few drinks. Tiger is minus-7, he didn’t have a drink last night, I bet. Proper athlete…I didn’t really have that much to drink, just I’m a lightweight, yeah.”

Pepperell clarified that he felt okay this morning, but woke up in the middle of the night feeling poorly. he said. Then it was time to sit back and watch as the leaders battled Carnoustie’s back nine.

Proper athlete or no, Pepperell finished tied with Woods at 5 under.

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  1. Liberty Apples.

    Jul 23, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Silly article doesn’t back up provocative headline.

  2. Chris

    Jul 23, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    A real golfer. Apparently not one of those quinoa/Pilates “athletes” that we’re supposed to look up to these days

  3. millennial82

    Jul 23, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I’m sure AK was hung over all the time..

  4. Mike W

    Jul 23, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Hagen won the US Open in ‘19 hungover (or still intoxicated) from the night before and on allegedly no sleep at all.

  5. Joe

    Jul 23, 2018 at 9:55 am

    I once caddied for a gent that had been on a bender the night before, 7 AM on the tee he was still showing a little bit of the effects of the alcohol. He bent over to help me and grab the rake in the fairway bunker on the first fairway and face-planted in the bunker.

  6. Jack

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:28 am

    I’m sure we all have experienced a round or two where the hangover contributed to a better score LOL. Golf is weird.

  7. Looper

    Jul 22, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    The real issue I have is not with the player, it’s this article. Why give this story any weight? Let him live his life the way he chooses.

  8. the dude

    Jul 22, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I wish this dude the best……

  9. Luigi

    Jul 22, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Brits only function when they are not sober… hungover.

    • Geohogan

      Jul 23, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      You mean to say, Brits voted on Brexit, while hungover?
      Maybe we should try it next time. The result could only be better.

      Correction: The result couldnt only be worse.

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

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Titleist or TaylorMade, WRXers?

Awesome chiseled Neck & lightning bolts custom job from Tyson Lamb.

Rawhide Golf with this very cool creation for Spongebob fans.

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Tweets of the Week: Phil’s thumbs, John Daly’s candid fan interaction, and Brooks Koepka snubs his girlfriend

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Brooks Koepka withstood a Dustin Johnson charge as well as the baying New York mob at Bethpage Black on Sunday to claim his fourth major title, but here are some of the things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere over the past seven days.

John Daly’s Bad Knee

JD letting the New Yorker’s know exactly how his knee was feeling…

Eddie Pepperell’s Tough Week

The people’s champion…

…and he was true to his word.

Jon Rahm’s “Private” Moment

When you got to go, you got to go.

Don’t Try And Kiss Brooks Koepka Before The Final Round

Cold Blooded.

Phil’s Thumbs

Saturday videos at majors are becoming Lefty’s trademark…

…not sure how he beat the record with back-to-back weekend rounds of 76 though! Stewards enquiry needed.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.17.19)

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Check out these Clint Eastwood-themed irons from National Custom Works.

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The big game hunter left his mark on Bethpage Black on Thursday.

Sweet color combo on this Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.6

Some beauties on offer from Peoples Golf.

Impressive looking ballmarkers from Liberty Ballmarkers.

Metallic leather and alligator headcovers from Robert Mark.

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