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Poulter Tweets Irrefutable Evidence That He Can't Let Johnny's Comments Go!**

I have to admit, the GIR status in Europe is impressive...and the use of choke was a nice touch.

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If this Twitter war continues, we're going to have to send @JimmyCarter in to moderate.
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles Boyer
European stats are based on only 12 rounds, most likely 4 of which are at the old course, which have the largest greens in the world

Just saying
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJay Townsend
I'm shocked that a guy who wears such over-the-top clothing would reveal himself to be so sensitive. Shocked. Well...not really.

Overcompensate much?
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLip Out
just saying: greens are the same size for everyone and the wind was blowing so hard some American players refused to play any longer, prompting chuckles from the Scottish crowd and jokes from the kids in the sign towers.

his GIR stats for the spongy wet U.S. tour are not as good, in fact there not very good at all. However, Ian is nowhere near as bad as Johnny has suggested and he could beat Johnny by 20 strokes with one hand tied behind his back. I think Ian should just end this thing by calling Johnny a fat, old, washed up pig.

Just saying.
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Jay, couldn't agree more. You can't base anything on 12 rounds. He's so far down all the GIR stats on the PGA Tour that it's really an eye-opener (about 50 rnds on PGA Tour).

With stats like his it makes perfect sense that his only win was in the matchplay!!
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterStone
Press Agent, this is a bit on Johnny's playing record:

- 25 tour wins including the US Open, and The Open Championship.
- 8 wins in one season (1974).
- 23 years between his first and last win (when he was basically a part-time player).
- finished 8th in the US Open as a college freshman (1966).
- shot 66 the last day to win The Open Championship by 6.
- at Phoenix in '75 he shot 24-under and beat the field by 14.
- the next week he won Tuscon by 9!
(those two weeks all 8 rounds in the 60's, shot a 61 at both events...and was -49 in aggregatge!!)

Oh, and then there's that 63...

Press Agent, in the other thread you said Johnny played in an era with "no competition". Well between 1971 and 1980 only three players finished atop the money list...can you name them?

Poulter can't even remotely begin to carry Johnny's jockstrap. Hell, I bet Johnny could go out and take Poulter apart tee-to-green today!
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
It is amazing that all these Brits who are inflicted with Luke Donald Disease and all these American who are inflicted with Charles Howell III desease can get so much attention. I guess that is a function of The Golf Channel + wired world. Any tour players who haven't won majors should zip it.
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarky Mark
johnny comes in for a lot of well-deserved snark around here for mouthing off.

but as del illustrates, he is one of the all-time greats. mr. poulter has a lot of catching up to do if he even hopes to be mentioned in the same breath as johnny miller. and number of followers on twitter or pairs of slacks don't count.
09.14.2010 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
@ PA:

'end this thing by calling Johnny a fat, old, washed up pig'

Yeesh, PA,

What's the point in a comment like that? You make them with regularity...Kite's a loser, Woods is a loser, Kerr's fat, Els and Weir are corporate sluts...
There are plenty of golf forums where you can just bark at the moon. 'This guy great, that guy sucks' kind of thing. Maybe scout them out.
09.14.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
Lemme guess, Del: Miller, Nicklaus, and Watson?
Bingo Ky.

Pretty serious competition there huh?!

Miller won it in his 8-win year -- 1974. Jack and Tom divvied them up between themselves otherwise.
09.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Um Hmm. As thusgone says, Miller is perhaps the only current golf broadcaster with the authority to call out some of our more colorful peacocks and soulless drones. Sometimes I have no clue about what he is trying to say, but he knows the Game.

JM is a treat, calling it as he sees it. The last 2 years he has sweeted it all up a bit, and I cannot help but think he really overplayed compliments to Ian on Sunday, I guess padding the frankness which spurred IP to twit. I really think his Doral swing comments a while back got so critiqued, that he softened it all up.

I am still amazed when he came back from virtual retirement and won at Pebble.

His 'questioning style' of commentary, where he passes an opinion to one of the others, to confirm, is overdone sometime, but he generally is the best of the bunch.

I will say this: while I am very critical of the 'same 20 cliches' style of announcing that brings me to the mute button, it IS a difficult job.

09.14.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
This sets up perfectly for the Ryder Cup, covered of course by NBC.

It all hinges on the final match between Poulter and his opponent. Poulter hits it fat on 18, and the USA wins.

Johnny says "<fill in the blanks>".

Oh we can but dream...
I played with Johnny when he was 49 or 50. He still hit it better than a lot of Tour players.
Chipping and putting were a comedy of errors though!
09.14.2010 | Unregistered Commenterfatgoalie
I didn't say Poulter is better than Johnny WAS, I said he's better than Johnny IS. I'll lay $100,000 that says just that. I've seen Johnny try to play recently, and it ain't pretty, ain't pretty at all. It ain't about how good you were, it's about how good you are.

dbh, don't be so sensitive, get your head around the fact that not everyone in the world is the same as you. That is what makes it great, we're all different. The idea that you would ask someone to leave this blog because they make you - as a guest also, uncomfortable speaks to the esteem with which you hold yourself.

Anyway, since you don't seem to be able to see past the trees, my Johnny fat pig comment was basically saying: all arguments on the internet or twitter end up in someone calling the other person a Nazi or something similarly damning. It's called "goodwins law" - look it up. I was saying Poulter should just end this early and skip all the in-between stuff and get right to the name calling. The fact that those insults all apply to Johnny Miller was only coincidence.
09.15.2010 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
@PA - You're a fat pig.
Was that too obvious?
09.15.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEast End Golfer
It's <Godwin's> Law you're purporting to reference and you have it fundamentally wrong. Give it a closer read. It's actually a pretty subtle concept. :)
09.16.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdbh

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