Lee Westwood called a golf reporter a “b***e**” on a tweet about fellow pro Richard Bland.
Westwood, 48, knocked at golf summary Senior writer Joel Beall after appearing to prank the former World No. 1’s former compatriot.
Bland beat Westwood to advance to the Round of 16 in this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies matchup, setting up a last-16 clash with two-time Major champion Dustin Johnson.
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Beall tweeted, “There’s an 80% chance Dustin Johnson looks at Richard Bland tomorrow and thinks an Austin Country Club member accidentally stepped on the first tee.”
Despite attempts by Beall and others to defend the tweet as a dig at Johnson, many interpreted it as a pop at Bland – including former world No. 1 Westwood, who fired back with the response.
You are fully qualified as 🛎 🔚! https://t.co/JNuN7h5goI
— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) March 25, 2022
It’s the second time in as many weeks that Westwood has taken Beall to task.
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Following the unveiling of the LIV Golf Invitational Series – which Westwood has been strongly tipped to play on – Beall appeared to be referring to the Trump Bedminster Golf Course when he tweeted: “Imagine going from hosting the PGA Championship to staging a battle between Jason Kokrak and 49-year-old Lee Westwood.
Westwood blasted the remarks as “ageist” and called Beall a “coward” for not tagging either him or Kokrak in the tweet, which was later deleted.