"I was misquoted," Poulter told reporters after opening his Dubai Desert Classic campaign with a two-under-par 70. "It was taken out of context."Non-denial denial duly noted. This is funny:
Poulter, ranked 22nd in the world and with seven European Tour wins to his name, said the level of media reaction to the article had weighed heavily on his shoulders.
"I have had it on my mind since last night," he said. "You put the Internet on and it's THE (golf) story.
"The story is also I couldn't get my word (of reply) in before everyone else. I have to try and explain the situation of how it was actually said, as opposed to how it has been written.
"Two very different themes."
"You let people in your house for three hours and you do a nice, private interview and this is what happens. Very unfortunate."
A private interview? Is that an oxymoron?
And since when do you pose nude for a private interview?