Westwood Expresses His Anger To McIlroy snub

World number one Lee Westwood has used his Twitter account to articulate his anger at Rory McIlroy being snubbed for the U.S. PGA Rookie of the Year award.

Speaking after his excellent eight-stroke victory in the Sun City Challenge in South Africa, the 37-year-old criticized the decision to give the honor to American Rickie Fowler, rather than to Ryder Cup teammate McIlory.

Westwood wrote: "Sorry 140 letters is not going to be enough for this rant. Just seen Rickie Fowler has been given rookie of the year.

Westwood, 21-year-old McIlroy and Race to Dubai winner Martin Kaymer all declined to start PGA Tour membership in 2011.

And on that subject, Westwood added: "This choice wouldn't have something to do with Rory not joining the Tour next year?

"Maybe the PGA Tour just employs the same voting procedure as FIFA," he continued, referring to the controversial choices of Russia and Qatar as football World Cup soccer hosts in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
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