Another Case Of A Tour Pro Who Probably Should Refrain From Twitter

After the recent Grayson Murray tweet about the irrelevance of the Champions Tour players (“Does anyone really care is the real question… Those guys were relevant 10+ years ago.”), comes these from Euro Tour player Eddie Pepperell in a tweet-off with fellow pro Gary Evans as posted by Martin Inglis on

Please note this is very likely NSFW.

The 48-year-old, a veteran of more than 350 European Tour appearances, got involved in a tussle with Eddie Pepperell after giving the 26-year-old what he believed to be a bit of handy advice about his choice language.

It came after this tweet from Pepperell about this week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, which will go ahead without both Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson.

Evans then responded with a now deleted tweet, saying that if Pepperell is serious about making money from sponsorship deals, he should perhaps change his approach on Twitter and reduce the amount of ‘profanities’ that he uses.

Then came this response, which attracted more than 100 retweets and almost 1,000 likes and, as of this morning, Evans’ account was no longer available to view and all of his tweets gone.

It will be fascinating if/when Pepperell starts playing winning golf what sponsors will come forward–and if Pepperell’s unfiltered social postings continue. As I’m fond of mentioning, “winning is a great deodorant.”

That said, with Stenson and McIlroy out, there are only three players (Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood) who have a chance to win the Euro Tour’s Race to Dubai this week according to’s Joel Beall.

Garcia not only needs to win, he’ll need help from Justin Rose (T-4 or worse) and Tommy Fleetwood (outside the top 20).

Rose remains a relative long shot, but does have a viable path to the title. A win would be enough for the Race to Dubai, as would a solo second (assuming Fleetwood doesn’t finish first).

Fleetwood will be the champ as long as Rose doesn’t finish in the top five and Garcia doesn’t win.

Yet, Golfweek’s Alistar Tait quotes Garcia is apathetic whether he wins the season ending event or not.

“Winning the Race to Dubai is great but I’m not going to change my whole life for it,” Garcia said. “I’m happy finishing second, third or fourth or whatever.”

Garcia has no idea what he must do this week to finish No. 1.

“I don’t even know,” he admitted. “It doesn’t really bother me. … I’m going to go out there and try to do what I do every week, which is to play the best I can play and give myself the best option of winning. I can’t control what other people do.

“I see a 2-percent chance of me winning the Race to Dubai, but I’m fine with it. I can live with it. It’s been a great year, and that’s not going to change.”

Finishing European No. 1 is so far down the priority list he’s trying out new equipment. After 15 years with TaylorMade, Garcia is testing Callaway clubs for his last event of the year in preparation for changing equipment deals.