World Number One Rant


An eight-stroke victory by Lee Westwood in Sun City didn’t mean that the world number one was all smiles, despite the fact that he admitted the victory had meant he had finally fallen off the wagon.

As soon as he arrived back at a freezing Heathrow on Monday morning, he found out Ricky Fowler had won the Rookie of the Year award on the PGA Tour, and Westwood was not a happy bunny, as those who follow him on Twitter soon discovered:

“Sorry 140 letters is not going to be enough for this rant! Just seen Ricky Fowler has been given rookie of the year! Yes he's had a good year but rory mcilroy 3rd in 2 majors and an absolute demolition of the field at quail hollow! Oh yes and on the winning Ryder cup team! Please! Is this yet another case of protectionism by the pga tour or are they so desperate to win something! Wouldn't have something to do with Rory not joining the tour next year? Maybe the PGA tour just employs the same voting process as FIFA! Come on , fairs fair!”