Lee Westwood apologises to followers after post-US PGA Twitter rant
Lee Westwood has issued an apology to his Twitter followers after becoming involved in an unsavoury exchange.
Last Updated: 12/08/13 10:48pm
The Englishman crashed out of contention for the US PGA Championship after a closing six-over-par 76 left him 13 shots adrift of first-time major winner Jason Dufner.
His inability to convert a number of chances with the putter contributed to the 40-year-old's dismal round and the trolls were queuing up to ram home the point on social media.
However, the expletive-littered exchanges became out of hand and he chose to end the 'conversation' with: 'These were not aimed at decent human being followers of course, just those who should be locked up by the twitter police'.
But after a coolling off period, Westwood, who failed to end his search for a first major win at last month's Open Championship after entering the final day in a similar position, apologised for his rant.
Returning to Twitter, he said: "Sincere apologies to my sponsors and true followers for my earlier comments. It was out of order and out of character, Westy."