Eddie Pepperell Arrived For British Open Final Round ‘A Little Hungover’

Pepperell carded five birdies and just one dropped shot

Pepperell carded five birdies and just one dropped shot

It was just some wine in the IMG house, and I was there with my coach.

After shooting a disappointing 71 in good conditions on Saturday, Pepperell sat at a 1 under heading into the final day of the tournament. "As it happens, I shot 67, so it's a amusing game".

The English professional admitted he'd had "too much to drink last night" before shooting a final-round found under par 67 that helped him to a share of sixth place and a payout of $NZ558,000 on Sunday (NZT Monday).

"I was a little hungover, I won't lie", the honest Brit said in his post-round presser. I play my best golf.

The 27-year-old, who collected his maiden European Tour title in Qatar earlier this year, carded five birdies and just one dropped shot to close on five under par. I think it depends on how you feel.

"I've managed my game exceptionally well today because I knew on certain tee shots I wasn't going to hit a great tee shot, so I played for the rough and I played for missing the bunkers".

"And whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking".

"Listen, I love Phil".

On his decision not to play any practice rounds: "I'm a caddie's dream because I don't play practice rounds very often". I just like to socialise in the evenings really - it certainly takes some of the pressure and the sting away from competitive golf because it's stressful.

On his birdie putt at the last: "Desperately trying to hole it but desperately thinking, well, I could easily wipe this three foot past, and the last thing I want to do is leave myself a three-footer at Carnoustie in front of 10,000 people".

Needless to say, Pepperell did not raise the subject when paired with Mickelson on Sunday.

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