He said he was only joking or did you miss that.
Hideki Matsuyama buries putter 5 feet away from hole... - Page 4
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Let's keep it to whatever the mods tell us to keep it to. The story is as much about Poulter.
Of all the players to throw a "silver spoon" comment at...you throw it at Poulter....
Poulter was born and raised in a very working class town in England.
He had to work in the pro shop from 14 to fund his golfing career.
He had nothing easy, he wasn't recognised as a top talent until relatively late on as a kid, the battle he had to endeavour to become a Pro shaped his determination on the course that we have seen on numerous ocassions.
I'm not his biggest fan, I don't even like him.
Opinions go down better if they are educated ones.
Have to agree with this, and I like IJP. The original sin was way smaller than advertised.
No, I can blame him. He was completely wrong in this situation and had PLENTY of time to think about it. This was purely a publicity stunt on his part and no manner of "venting." You have a 21-22 yr old tour rookie slightly overreacting in the heat of the moment on a nonsense day of golf vs. a mid-late 30 yr old tour veteran who took a few hours to finish his round and then eat and then go to tweet and write out several lines of text and STILL click "tweet."
That's not venting; that's staging a stunt to get attention. Poulter is the moron. I wish Matsuyama told Poulter to piss off. Then again, that's exactly what the moron wanted to happen to extend the life of his stunt.
Yes, I do. It's called inductive reasoning. Scientists don't KNOW the big bang happened, but based on the evidence, it was a logical occurrence. Based on the evidence here, Poulter was staging a publicity stunt. He greatly exaggerated the "damage" caused by Matsuyama AND posted in a public forum when he could've "vented" on the course, in the locker room, in his car, etc.
It's logical to me that something done, purposefully and deliberately, in a very public forum is a publicity stunt.
I guess you can be that guy who denies climate change, evolution, etc, etc. b/c noone KNOWS those things happened/are happening.
If you would have read my post, you will see that I faulted Poulter for his method of venting.
But then, you were so into your "rational" reasoning, you may not have considered it.
Perhaps Matsuyama and Poulter have a history ... perhaps Poulter has seen this guy's temper flare up previously. Perhaps he thought the guy needed a public beat-down. Perhaps Matsuyama ripped farts in the locker room and Poulter suffered from the methane poisoning...
Oh, I forgot. You know. Might change your handle to "Carnac the Maginificent."
Yes, you're finally correct, I do know thanks to inductive reasoning. Perhaps someone just turned up the thermostat on the earth? Perhaps we're all living in a dream world and nothing is real. Perhaps gravity doesn't exist. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. Everything you just said is nonsense and well beyond a reasonable doubt. 16 yr difference in age and from different parts of the world. A tour rookie w/ ZERO history of temper problems (including this "event"). A well-known attention-seeker. A clear situation of "sensationalism." No, no, he's just venting about a non-issue, I mean look at his clothes.
I'm glad you like poulter's clothes. If I'm ever accused of a crime, I hope you're on the jury, I'll make sure to wear some Poulter designed clothing to court.
That's nothing we didn't know already. It's Poulter's same word, and the word of a caddie.
Watch the video.
And as has been said already: both players were in the wrong. Hideki for damaging the green (however much or however little), and Poulter for handling it the way he did.
One did it in the heat of the moment and was unaware of the damage, and has apologized. The other had hours to consider how to handle things and still proceeded to handle it the way he did. This wasn't Ian Poulter repeatedly cursing at me in full view of 50 children and hundreds of other fans immediately after missing a par putt on a par five. This was reasoned, considered, and entirely unprofessional.
Jerry, why do you keep posting this stuff? It doesn't add anything new. If anything, it just keeps making Poulter look like more and more of a twat.
Do you understand that nobody is saying Matsuyama was without blame, but that Poulter could have handled this much, much better than he did?
- Didn't realize he'd done it.
- Apologized to everyone despite "not needing to" according to Schwartzel.
- Will be more careful in the future.
- Exaggerated from "almost" being able to see the shape of the putter (and really, watch the video) to "burying a putter" (twice) and a "crater"
- Called Hideki an "Idiot"
- Was called out by a fan, and even responded to that fan without showing any class.
- Has not apologized.
- Will probably continue to behave like a twat in the future, as he has in the past.
Why is this course of action so far out of line for Poulter:
- Have the green repaired.
- Quietly speak to Hideki after the round to let him know what he did.