Worksop: Angry Westwood hits out at critics after slump at US PGA Championship

Lee Westwood lashed out at critics on Twitter after a poor last round saw him drop down the leaderboard at the US PGA Championship.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 12th August 2013, 12:00 pm

After finishing third in The Open last month, the Worksop golfer began his 63rd major well, shooting a first round 66 to put himself amongst the early leaders.

A three over par 73 made his task more difficult on the second day, but a 68 on the third day at Oak Hill helped him recover to hold an outside chance at success.

But a poor last round of 76, including six bogeys and a double bogey at the par three third saw Westwood drop from seventh place to a share of 33rd in the last major of the year, 13 shots off the pace set by winner Jason Dufner.

Speaking before the final round, Westwood said: “My game has been great all week other than a poor finish yesterday, which you can’t really afford to do in major championships, give shots away like that.

“My game is a strong game, getting better every day. I’m pleased with the work I’m doing with Sean and feel like I’m getting more control on the golf ball. I like the work I’m doing on the greens as well, I feel like I’m putting a good roll on it”

However, Westwood did not react well to criticism on Twitter, addressing a series of aggressive tweets to ‘haters’ and ‘trolls’ this morning (Monday).

One tweet read: “Come on you girly boy trolls! I’ve only won just over 2 mill on course this year! Need you to keep me entertained a bit longer than this!” while a second mocked others’ spelling: “If you’re going to abuse me at least do it properly! Numbskulls!”

After a series of over 50 tweets responding to comments from more than 500,000 followers, Westwood posted: “Not been hacked. Just honest. Bored now. Westy out.”