Another week, another exciting finish on the PGA Tour, but not all of the world’s best golfers are happy with the current situation. Many international players remain inactive with the European Tour season still paused and due to the travelling logistical nightmare caused by coronavirus. And some have moved onto the “Cracking jokes on Twitter” stage of grief when it comes to their Official World Golf Ranking.
Last week, Eddie Pepperell joked, “By the time I restart I’m going to be outside the top 100 and 80 yards behind Bryson [DeChambeau].” It was a great line, Eddie. Although, a lot of people are feeling that way about Bryson these days. And overnight, Lee Westwood offered this:
— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) June 29, 2020
Sorry, Lee. You could compete in the Tour de France and you wouldn’t get any Official World Golf Ranking points.
Thomas Pieters responded by pointing out that despite not playing he actually made out OK this week in the ranking system that uses a two-year window:
I gained 2 spots. At this rate if I don’t play for 35 weeks I’ll be number one. #owgrhacks
— Thomas Pieters (@Thomas_Pieters) June 29, 2020
Now that’s positive thinking.
And, of course, Eddie Pepperell weighed in on the matter again:
Meanwhile I’m currently in the process of re-recording Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’.
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) June 29, 2020
Well played, Eddie.
For the record, Pepperell dropped ‘only’ one spot this week down to 79th. Also for the record, we’d love to hear him and his fellow inactive co-workers actually re-record a version of that song. Considering the European Tour doesn’t resume its season for nearly another month, there’s plenty of time to get it done.