EDDIE Pepperell has found a new outlet to let off some steam while waiting for normality to resume.

The golfer from Abingdon has launched a podcast with broadcaster Andrew Cotter.

The Pepper Pod began last month and looks primarily at golf, but also strays into other areas, including their mutual love of dogs.

And despite only having a handful of episodes under their belts, the pair have already landed a big guest.

Pepperell said: “We had Gary Lineker on. It’s a great time to get amazing guests, because everyone’s doing nothing.

“The first one we recorded was three or four weeks ago and it was just when we knew what was going to happen.

“There’s lots of people who are obviously a bit fed up with things and can listen to me and Andrew rabble on.

“Andrew does the hard yards really.

“Like all of us, when you’re indoors a lot my brain isn’t exactly open and expansive at the moment, so I’m finding it a little hard to come up with stuff.

“It’s a bit of fun. Andrew gives it the structure, but it’s an hour a week which is a bit different.”

It has proved a distraction while Pepperell waits for the golfing world to resume.

Last weekend was due to be the Masters at Augusta, which has been rescheduled until November.

As things stand the only major for which Pepperell had definitely qualified in 2020 was the PGA Championship.

That was due to be played next month, but has been rescheduled for August.

The US Open, switched from June to September, will be touch and go, although the qualification criteria is up in the air while the sport is suspended.

Pepperell said: “With the US Open I’d be right on the mark, it’s the top 60 in the world and I’m just outside that.

“I don’t know what the deal is to qualify for the Masters now.

“There’s all sorts of things where I don’t know what the deal is.”