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Golf World outraged by Lee Westwood’s latest LIV golf tournament video

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Lee Westwood might be one of the few golfers to have won tournaments and been famous on five continents. However, the decorated player’s latest action has drawn hatred from fans. He shared a video on Twitter in which he offered fans free tickets to the first LIV golf tournament. As expected, many fans were unhappy with the golfer’s decision and his participation in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour.

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The former world No. 1 was announced to be part of the inaugural LIV Golf event earlier this month. As more and more players seem to be considering joining the PGA nemesis, Westwood seems to be quite open and happy about his participation in the event.

Lee Westwood gave 100 fans free tickets to the LIV golf event. The only thing they had to do was retweet his tweet using the words “WESTWOOD25” to get the free tickets.

Golf – 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team Europe’s Lee Westwood on the 1st hole during the Foursomes REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

However, fans didn’t seem to admire his humble offer of tournament tickets. Instead, they started ranting about their hatred for the tournament.

The LIV Golf Tour has come under massive public scrutiny for its financial support provided by the Saudi Public Investment Fund. What’s more, many seemed to be concerned that it might damage the history and relevance of the PGA Tour.

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Instead of retweeting with the word “WESTWOOD25”, fans were quick to criticize the 49-year-old for his participation in the tournament. Many directed their anger at the LIV tour and the history of human rights in Saudi Arabia, while many others directed their anger by calling the participants greedy.

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The golf world was quite shocked to learn that Dustin Johnson will be headlining the event. It has been reported that the former world number one will earn around $125 million for participating in the LIV Tour.

In order to gain the upper hand on the LIV Tour, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has warned players that they will face stiff penalties if they take part in the rival tour. The tour released another statement saying so again on Wednesday.

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