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Monday
Nov132017

Golfers & Twitter Files: Grayson Murray Is Schmuckier Than Ever, Gary Evans Concedes To Pepperell

The Grayson Murray World Twitter Tour started again November 2nd after a self-imposed hiatus and the legendary PGA Tour buffoon has already had to hit the delete button (and no doubt the Pay Fines Here button in the coming days).

Golf Wire reported for Golf.com on Murray's reply to Tweets about the bizarre Schwab Cup ending that cost Bernhard Langer the season-long points race.

In response to a tweet detailing Bernhard Langer's accomplishments on the senior circuit this season, Murray replied: "Does anyone really care is the real question...These guys were relevant 10 plus years ago."

In another reply, he conceded that the pros on the Champions tour had "laid a good foundation" for the next generation, but then added: "You will never see Phil, Tiger, Furyk ever play on it! The tour subsidizes it every year. Loses a lot of money."

I thought this reply from Curtis Strange was especially good, not that an intellect the size of one-time U.S. Open appearee Murray could take in such sentiments from a two-time U.S. Open Champion:

Meanwhile over in Europe, former player and longtime commentator Gary Evans has retired from Twitter following a dust-up with the increasingly profane Eddie Pepperell.

Martin Inglis summarizes at Bunkered and I'll let you read the Tweets there as Pepperell likes to, uh, pepper his social media missives with colorful langauge!

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I thought Pepperell was a smart, unusual and interesting guy until I listened to a podcast interview with him where I thought he came across as very self obsessed and actually pretty unpleasant. Not sure what sort of person he is really. The 'dust up' reported doesn't seem to me to be anything either side should lose any sleep over.
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterRob S
The 3 players mentioned here - Murray, Pepperell, Hatton - all appear to confirm what they to be what they appear to be on camera - miserable self absorbed assholes. There are lots of stories of petulent PGA Pros ou there, but man, don't confirm it so emphatically in 144 characters.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBDF
Murray absolutely shouldn't have said that.... but he's not wrong
11.14.2017 | Unregistered Commenter45sde
Murray is an ass. But he is not wrong, in fact he is very right. He clearly doesn't know how to be politically correct in today's politically correct world of everyone gets a trophy. Don't stand out, blend in is the new American model. I respect his honesty about the Champions TOUR, but not about the players that paved the way for his sorry ass to be a "Professional" golfer.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterReaper
Followed Pepperell for about 3 minutes on Twitter...comes across as a arrogant little boy, often wrong but never in doubt.
The less said about Murray the better.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
Some people need to be reminded that it's better to have people just think you are stupid than it is to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Once the Champions tour became such a closed shop it lost some of its "Walter Mitty" appeal for the fans. The result now is a rather stale trudge of the same faces each year with fewer human interest stories. As best I can tell its true appeal is to serve markets the big tour ignores such as Seattle and Iowa. At Phoenix this weekend the crowds were sparse at best but this market has the frat party every year in Scottsdale so not much interest for the older set. I think another reason for the tour is to nurture sponsors that don't want to invest as much in golf but want access to its demographic- older white guys with money. The tour probably can fund the whole thing through its vast retirement resources. So Murray may be right but most of the older guys have forgotten more about golf than he will ever know.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered Commentermunihack
Number one: who is Grayson Murray?

Number two: who cares who thinks he's right or wrong? To slight the people who went before him, many of whom accomplished much more than he ever will, is simply pathetic. If the PGA tour subsidizes the champions tour to some degree, there are very good reasons for it. Aside from some posters here who simply don't get it, there are those who know the importance of the senior tour and how many people do actually pay attention to it.

Number three: Betcha Langer would beat Murray 8 or 9 times out of 10 games.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Would be just the Tour's luck that Murray starts winning. Good luck marketing that guy.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
Eddie Pepperell @PepperellEddie

Gary, the beauty of having no sponsors, is that you can actually say what you think. The 21st century is just a shit show of mirages. https://twitter.com/garyevansgolf/status/929779730588499975 …
6:42 PM - Nov 12, 2017

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11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBRAVO!
The PGA tour product blows right now. The Ricky, DJ, Justin, Jason (along with the rest of the spring break crew) show along with the golf media that absolutely has no capacity to say a bad word about these slow pokes and pretty boys, is just a bore The Champs tour is interesting and entertaining. These guys are approachable and have actual personality. Murray reminds me of the typical golf prodigy geek I knew growing up. At his core he is just a loser but when he gets in his golf bubble he is "cool guy"....that leads to crap like this.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered Commenterwookie
Press Agent. Please explain the importance of the Champions TOUR. As a 501c6 entity, it would seem somewhat irresponsible of the TOUR to subsidize "older white guys with money" as munihack called them. I am assuming he meant the "fans" and the players. So what good are they doing other than figuring out how to pay old guys that didn't have the opportunity to make the coin that today's player does?
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterReaper
From Murray's lips...""I am not one to care how much money I make if I'm not being myself. I don't want to be a double person out here on Tour. I don't want to be a person on social media and inside the ropes, and then another guy with my buddies." Oh, to hold these words going forward. Mr. Murray, you are young and have some learnin to do.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered Commentermeefer
Right on, 45sde.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterFC
>> Number three: Betcha Langer would beat Murray 8 or 9 times out of 10 games.

Murray is ahead 1-0 so far (the 2017 PLAYERS).
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
Geoff, Can you not be above name-calling? Let your commenters do that for you, please; they're super good at doing that.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSave us
Number 1:only you Carl could make a post supporting Grayson Murray.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Mihok
I posted a fact, Thomas Mihok. Should we ignore that fact if we decide that Murray is a detestable twit?
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
Murray is on pace to replace Azinger as the standard bearer for "Professional golfer who has the IQ of a mannequin with head trauma but believes he is one clever MoFo because he can putt."
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCroDad
In 50 years people will still remember and speak highly of Bernhard Langer and his accomplishments on the golf course.

In 15 years we will all have forgotten the classless Grayson Murray.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
15 years, Jupiter??!! How about just a few weeks when we'll have what we all want: TIGER!
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPops
Golf has a wonderful way of unleashing karma on those who deserve it most. Murray and Pepperell get theirs eventually.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDTShangers
@Pops... I typed in a "5" then changed it to 15 out of respect as he might find a way to last a few years. If his golf doesn't his mouth or his lack of common sense will find a way to get his name in the news every once in a while.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
Do you think he's right about Senior Tour losing money? I thought it had a niche with corporate sponsors wanting the old, rich dude market.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie Smith

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