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The European Tour has told bunkered.co.uk that it is looking into allegations of ‘abuse’ directed at caddie Dave McNeilly by his player, current Race To Dubai leader Matt Wallace, during yesterday’s final round of the BMW International Open.

Four-time European Tour winner Wallace – whose title defence in Munich came unstuck when he twice found water on the final hole – has been heavily criticised on social media for his treatment of veteran bagman McNeilly towards the end of the tournament.

In an email to bunkered.co.uk, a tour spokesperson said: “We are aware of the matter and are reviewing it with all parties concerned.”

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There doesn’t appear to be any footage of any incidents online but that hasn’t stopped fans who watched the coverage live on Sky Sports Golf from tweeting their anger. 

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Here’s a selection of the reactions.

WARNING: SOME MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE OFFENSIVE

This is the latest high-profile incident involving Wallace, who was forced to apologise for his “petulant” behavior at last month’s British Masters.

During last week’s US Open, meanwhile, Sky Sports Golf commentator Rich Beem took Wallace to task over his on-course temper tantrums, telling him: “Get over yourself.”

bunkered.co.uk has reached out to Wallace’s representatives for comment.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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