One time clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperrell has admitted that he was "a little hungover" during his final round 67 at The Open in Carnoustie.
"When I came in I saw I was four shots back but I knew it was getting really windy", Pepperell said. "I was so frustrated yesterday (after shooting 71) that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. As it happens, I shot 67, so it's a amusing game".
When asked if it had affected his performance, Pepperell smiled and pointed to his head, adding: "That performance, you see, that's what matters".
The Englishman shot 71 in the third round to start the final round eight strokes off the lead.
Of his final round, Pepperell said: "It was tough, hard work".
World number 72 Pepperell is an irreverent tweeter, and he took to the social media site to criticise Phil Mickelson after the American deliberately hit a moving ball to stop it from rolling off a green during the U.S. Open last month.
EDDIE Pepperell admits there was a moment on Sunday where he contemplated being involved in a play-off for The Open Championship.Читайте также: Kawhi Leonard passes Raptors physical, completing trade with Spurs, report says
But the 27-year-old said: "I didn't do anything massively unusual to what I normally do".
On his birdie putt at the last: "Desperately trying to hole it but desperately thinking, well, I could easily wipe this three foot past, and the last thing I want to do is leave myself a three-footer at Carnoustie in front of 10,000 people". Sometimes I have a few drinks. "Tiger's minus seven, he didn't have a drink last night, he's a proper athlete". It renewed the love of the Open for me'.
"I could have done things better this weekend, but it just wasn't to be".
"It wasn't shy today", said Pepperell afterwards.
Pepperell clarified that he felt okay this morning, but woke up in the middle of the night feeling poorly.
He then admitted that he had "too much to drink last night" following a frustrating round on Saturday.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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