Top coach brands Matt Wallace a "complete idiot"

Matt Wallace Open 2019

Top coach Pete Cowen has hit out at Matt Wallace over an incident with his caddie at the recent BMW International Open, branding the Englishman a ‘complete idiot’ and calling for him to be banned.

Wallace was heavily criticised for his behaviour towards Dave McNeilly during the final round of the event in Munich last month.

He subsequently apologised and vowed to change his ways.

However, Cowen, who works with the likes of US Open champion Gary Woodland and former Open winner Henrik Stenson, believes he should more severely punished.

• R&A chief address Sons of Ulster concerns

• Record-breaking crowd to attend Open

“He is a complete idiot and the European Tour has to do something about it,” Cowen told The Times. “A b--------g is no good, a fine is no good. He needs a ban. It’s a form of cheating because you’re putting your opponent off.

“The best thing would have been if his caddie had dropped his bag - I’d have chucked it in the bloody lake - but that wouldn’t do Dave McNeilly any good.”

WIN $1MILLION WITH DRAFTKINGS THIS WEEK

Royal Portrush

In response, Wallace’s agent, Chubby Chandler, told The Telegraph: “It’s a shame on the eve of Matt playing with Tiger at such a special event that something has come up for which Matt has already apologised and signified that he is and has been addressing.

• What is the unusual jacket Rory is wearing at Portrush?

“Matt is determined to control his emotions and has been working with Dr Steve McGregor on the issue and the pair are already confident they have made great strides, together with input from Dave.”

He added: “He’s a good kid who hasn’t smashed up markers or abused officials unlike some other players and to say he should be banned is utterly ridiculous. It’s funny, I remember a young player who I was on Tour with in the 70s who was renowned for his tantrums and snapping clubs. His name was Pete Cowen.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Portugal Masters Preview: Don't expect a 59 charge this year...
Day scoops impressive sum in Japan Skins Challenge
"Disrespectful" - Koepka criticised over Rory remarks
The Challenge: Japan Skins – Everything you need to know
PGA Tour pro handed three-month drugs ban

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Keep the body and arms connected
Watch
play button
Use your height to maximum effect
Callaway
play button
Keeping your height throughout the swing
Watch
play button
Keep working on the right things
Watch
See all videos right arrow