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Saturday
May142011

Battle Of The Blonds: Poulter In New War With Johnny

Two of the world's great fake blonds have issues again. As Ian Poulter rushed to play 17 and 18 today as any sane golfer would do to grab another few hours of sleep, NBC's Johnny Miller and Gary Koch both expressed mild disdain for Poulter's antics.

Alex Myers has the full report here.

When Poulter later found out that Johnny was questioning his move, the Brit took to Twitter to fire back at Johnny!

Zing!

You may recall these two went at it over Poulter's ball striking and Johnny's putting last year.

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Johnny wears a target. Most who wear targets have earned the right. Johnny, for those born after 1965 or so, was for 2 years the best at this game. Poulter (and I like Poulter) has done near nothing by comparison. And Twitter? Seriously? Almost as bad as posting comments on a golf dork website.
05.14.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeff
This is unrelated somewhat, I am so sick and tired of hearing the likes of miller and koch comment on the "weird" fashion worn by the likes of Poulter or Ryan Moore. Who the f cares? Shut up. Because your clothes suck more. Good grief, this pisses me off.shut up.
05.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterA3golfer
"...suppressed...??
05.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Poulter is a linguist ?

More than one guy holds a course record of 63 ?

Those light & dark areas are grain ?

Fashion is never discussed. There are old pics that explain why.

Fear not, golf dorks. You're in good company.

Oh, and you can't run fast when you have a "package"
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterOld Hornet
"Alex Myers has the report" link goes to Poulter's twitter feed.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
Links repaired!
05.15.2011 | Registered CommenterGeoff
This is like trying to take sides in a battle between cholera and shingles
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
@jjshaka: perfect.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
Why not do what Poulter did? 4 hours of sleep are worth a little hustle.
I not a Twitter guys, but will look this morning to see if Poulter is tweeting about laying in bed watching Johnny work this morning.
I only wish Poulter had hit a couple of balls in the water at 18.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Smith
At least Miller has done it.Poulter just talks/tweets a good game.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterchico
While Miller accomplished more as a player than Poulter has so far and Poulter is not likely to match Miller's accomplishments, Miller was never the best in the game.

The year he won 8 PGA Tour events, 1974, Miller won zero majors and Gary Player won two of them (Masters, British Open) plus the PGA Tour event in Memphis and two tournaments in South Africa. In 1975 when Miller won three of the first five tournaments on the schedule and four total Tour events for the season, he again won zero majors while Jack Nicklaus won two majors (Masters, PGA) plus three other PGA Tour events (Doral, Harbour Town and the World Open at Pinehurst).

So I repeat. Johnny Miller was never the best golfer in the world during his career.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ierubino
"suppressed" ?????

Maybe that's surprised mixed with regressed?? Help!!
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterNorm Crosby
Suppressed...a sophomoric homophobic shot at Johnny Miller
and Tom I. you are correct with your assessment of Johnny's career. That I forgot, when posting my off the cuff comment last night after a few drinks, that Gary Player won in Memphis in 1974 is inexcusable. Changes everything.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeff
It is being reported that Mickelson told the Poulter & group if they wanted to hit up that would be ok.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
For what its worth, Ryan Moore's shoes are the best golf shoes I have ever worn in my life!
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTommy Naccarato
Good for Poulter. Sorry, Johnny, but Poulter's initiative for the benefit of his Sunday game is worth a more positive response, as the other players presumably recognized.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterpasaplayer
Johnny has become the old guy yelling at the kids to keep off his lawn. Time to move on. Hey, johnny which groove did that last shot hit?
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenter7.0
The more Poulter tweets, the more insufferable he becomes. But I'll take his side in this instance. I have a hard time believing Miller and/or Koch wouldn't have done the same thing in that situation.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMJS
They are both characters, and both of them have their good qualities and bad qualities. Truthfully though, Poulter could easily have just let this pass without making any kind of comment on it, it would have disappeared into the ether along with 99.9% of what Miller says during a broadcast.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
An old guy yelling at kids? I think Poulter is well into his mid thirties. - his spikey hairdo seems to be fooling people about his age.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarky Mark
Ian did good. PM and that group gave them the ok back at 16.

Who would not try to finish... Ian hit a hell of a tee shot on 18.

and FWIW And is in his mid 30's...so what? 61 is the new 12..
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
I dont get it - what is Miller´s problem??? So Poulter took the iniative saving them a nasty early restart time and DJ is probably very happy about that - everybody else seems happy - so why does Miller have to spill his BS in this situation.....
05.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterkafka01
I agree with Jeff. Johnny was the man in his day. Poulter has yet to distinguish himself other than as a flake. Poulter should have just let it go.
05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLex Luthor
In stroke play, the role of a marker is very important. If a marker does not take their role seriously, then you run the risk of incorrect scores being reported. That signature is supposed to mean something. I'm just curious, does anyone know who signed for DJ'S score on 17 because Poulter could not attest to it? Conversly, how was DJ to know if Ian put his tee shot on 18 in play or dumped it in the water and had to play another?

Did a member of the field staff authorize this Chinese fire drill? It's reported that Phil ok'ed Ian's teeing off on 18 much earlier. I wonderwhat Phil's playing parter thought about this craziness? Did anyone ask him?

Oh, by the way, grab your rule book (the current one, not the mildewed version that's been in your bag pocket since 1994) and take a quick read of Rule 6-3b.

WHAT AM i THINKING? Iforgot!! This is the ENTERTAINMENT business.

If you think I'm being picky and sarcastic, you're right.I know I am in a very minute minority on this situation. That's OK . Been there before.

The whole thing just looked bad, a black eye for the Game.
05.16.2011 | Unregistered Commenterpete blaisdell
pete blaisdell: maybe poulter's caddie did observe and report? I understand poulter ran to the 18th with two clubs alone...
05.16.2011 | Unregistered Commentereasy 3 putt

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