Late yesterday, Ian Poulter sprinted from the 17th tee all the way to the green, putted out, and then teed off on 18 while his playing partner Dustin Johnson was still on the green and Phil Mickelson’s group was just walking off the 18th tee. Why the rush?
By putting a ball in play on the 18th, Poulter and Johnson were able to finish their round even though the horn sounded to end play. If the horn had sounded while they were still playing the 17th, they would have had to show up for a 7:30ish tee time this morning, play one hole, and then hang around for a few hours to start their 4th round.
I think DJ owes Poulter a drink for getting him a few extra hours of sleep this morning.
Defending champion Ian Poulter wasn’t feeling to good about being knocked out in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play yesterday. Given that he wasn’t the only upset, he proposed a match with Tiger this weekend, and suggested that Paul Azinger could provide commentary. Steve Stricker might want in on this thing too.
Honestly a Poulter/Woods grudgematch would probably draw ratings as high as any other match left to play this weekend.
And on a side note, how good did Martin Kaymer look yesterday? If he keeps playing like that, it’s only a matter of time before the world #2 finds himself in the #1 spot.
Graeme McDowell certainly did have a dream-like 2010. He won the US Open, secured the win for Europe in the final match of the Ryder Cup, and was the first person to ever come back and beat Tiger on a Sunday when trailing by 4 shots or more. Not a bad year at all.
This video does raise an interesting question though. Europe is often said to have more camaraderie on tour than the US. Can you imagine a group of American players on the PGA Tour getting together to make a video like that? No? Me neither.
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem w/ his Golden Goose, Tiger Woods
We all know that the Euros got the best of our last encounter at the Ryder Cup. I thought we were going to have to wait 2 years to see a rematch, but the PGA and European Tours are giving us a bit of a rematch less than 2 months later. Over the last few weeks there have been a series of escalating actions/reactions that have the potential to create dramatic lasting impacts on the landscape of professional golf.
Today Cobra Golf announced a new limited-edition “all-white” ZL Driver. It’s been put in play by Ian Poulter and quite frankly looks bad-ass. If Kenny Powers played golf, this is the driver he’d use. But since they’re only going to make 500 of them, you’d better be quick and willing to pay a boatload of cash.
Ian Poulter has had the Ryder Cup in his possession for the last few days and has really been enjoying himself. I’m sure some people will be offended, but honestly I think it’s pretty mild compared to what the Stanley Cup has been through. Click the continue link to view the rest of the videos.
Not content to let Johnny Miller’s on-air comments drop after Brad Faxon’s prank a couple of days ago, Ian Poulter thought that posting a link to his European tour leading GIR stats on Twitter would prove that he IS a good ballstriker. In reality, it just makes him look thin-skinned. Who cares what Johnny Miller thinks… You’re a top-caliber player on the best golf tour in the world. You make more money with a single win than Miller ever did in an entire season.
Thankfully, Brad Faxon stepped back in with a little reality check for Poulter (along with a nice dig at Miller):
Enter Brad Faxon. He saw an opportunity for comedic gold and seized it with gusto. He sent Poulter the hat shown above, pretending to be Miller. Immediately the interwebz were buzzing with talk of Miller and Poulter and a simmering feud.