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President Ted Bishop who is known as one of the more expressive presidents in sports, gave Ian Poulter a slap in the face by calling him a “Lil girl” on Twitter after Poulter’s remarks about Nick Fadlo in his book titled “No Limits”.
Faldo had made some remarks about Sergio Garcia in the 2008 Ryder Cup calling him “useless” and that he has a “bad attitude”.
Poulter said the following in the autobiography:
“It makes me laugh. Faldo is talking about someone being useless at the 2008 Ryder Cup. That’s the Ryder Cup where he was captain. That’s the Ryder Cup where the Europe team suffered a heavy defeat.
“And he was captain. So who’s useless? Faldo might need to have a little look in the mirror. I have always got on great with Faldo in the past and I have a great deal of respect for everything he has achieved but this feels like sour grapes. It feels like a guy who is still bitter that he lost in 2008.Bishop
“Faldo has lost a lot of respect from players because of what he said. There were plenty of things a lot of the players were unhappy with at Valhalla but none of us criticised him. He may find that begins to change now.”
Although the Tweet has been deleted, here’s a screenshot of Ted Bishop’s tweet aimed at Poulter courtesy of Golf Digest:
Look, I know, both Poulter and Garcia can be complete tools and there’s no denying that. Garcia has always been a controversial figure in golf and Poulter is known to say things that tend to anger others. However, as the president of the PGA, you should ALWAYS be professional.
You have to keep those thoughts to yourself. It’s fine what you think about them in your mind but when you have arguably the most important job in golf, you must have a neutral mind about players otherwise people will think you’re favoring other players over each other.
That’s just me. I think it’s best to just shy away from that stuff. Leave that to us fans!
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Credit: Golf Digest