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Westwood apologizes for post-PGA Twitter rant

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Shortly after failing to capitalize on yet another opportunity to land his first major title, Lee Westwood went on a social media rant for which he apologized hours later.

Westwood, who has now played in 63 majors without a victory, began the final round in contention but carded a 6-over 76 Sunday at Oak Hill to fall into a tie for 33rd. Early Monday morning, the Englishman took to Twitter to voice some of his frustration and challenge the faction of his followers that choose to be critical of his performance.

At the conclusion of his early-morning tweets, Westwood sent one final message to confirm that his comments were, in fact, genuine:

Six hours after that final note, the former world No. 1 directed a final message to both his sponsors and his 'true followers,' apologizing for his outburst:

Earlier this year in an episode of 'Feherty,' Westwood discussed why he originally stepped away from Twitter and social media, explaining that he was 'put off by the amount of negativity.'

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