According to an understandably brief report in today’s Guardian, Lee Westwood’s Twitter apology for his use of some post-watershed language during the final round of last week’s Commercialbank Qatar Masters (presented by dolphins, or somesuch) may have been inspired by the intervention his mother.
The comment was made as Westwood surveyed his approach to the driveable par-4 16th.
While the spectators gathered around the teebox appear to have been entertained (giggling can be heard), the world number 3’s mother was decidedly less impressed.
“My mum was the first person on the phone and she said ‘you might want to apologise’…
“I didn’t think that down at four under par I would be on TV. It’s amazing how sensitive these microphones are.”
It is, Lee, it truly is. Though this won’t come as news to David Feherty.