Eddie Pepperell: "I Had Too Much To Drink Last Night."

The Englishman revealed that he had a heavy night prior to the Open final round

Eddie Pepperell: "I Had Too Much To Drink Last Night."

The Englishman revealed that he had a heavy night prior to the Open final round

Eddie Pepperell: "I Had Too Much To Drink Last Night."

Eddie Pepperell shot 67 in the final round at The Open to post five under and take the clubhouse lead at Carnoustie.

His round wouldn't be enough, however, after Justin Rose posted six under with a birdie on 18.

Pepperell, who is loved by fans and media alike for being refreshingly honest, revealed after his round that he had a heavy night on Saturday.

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"I was a little hungover. I won't lie," he said.

"I had too much to drink last night.

And I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament.

"Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking. But as it happens, I shot 67. So, you know, it's a funny game."

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Pepperell only qualified for The Open after a 2nd place finish at last week's Scottish Open and is on for his best ever finish in a major.

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x