Monty Second Guesses Ian Poulter Pairing

And frankly, the 2010 European Captain was not off base, specially related to Poulter’s form all year. Monty at least stuck to the European party line that Poulter “had” to be picked because of his past form.

John Strege with Colin Montgomerie’s remarks during his brief American television appearance.

“Ian Poulter wasn’t playing well,” Montgomerie said during his stint in the Golf Channel booth. “He was 70th on the U.S. money list, is 50th on the European money list. I’m not saying a surprise pick, but at the same time you had to pick him because of his past performances. But to give Stephen Gallacher someone that’s struggling with his own game…Stephen Gallacher, who’s a rookie playing in Scotland, on a home track, I didn’t like that European pairing at all.

Monty expressed no such qualms about Poulter’s game earlier in the week as quoted by James Riach.