• Hungover Eddie almost causes upset

    Eddie Pepperell set the clubhouse target at -5 with the low round of Sunday, a 67, made all the more impressive by the fact he was hungover.

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    A sensational final round in tough conditions, which ended up being the low round of the day, gave the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters winner the clubhouse lead for a long time. And after finishing in tied-sixth, the best Major finish of his career, Pepperell reflected on more unusual preparations for the final round.

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    He said: ‘I was a little hungover. I had too much to drink last night. I was so frustrated with yesterday that today was… I wouldn’t say a write-off, but I didn’t feel as though I was in the tournament.

    ‘I just had some wine with my coach. We drowned our sorrows for about half an hour. It was enjoyable. I didn’t really think I had that much to drink, but I’m just a lightweight!’

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