As we all know, Tiger Woods is no longer the cover boy for the EA Sports’ golfing franchise and left many of us asking the question, what’s next? Well, I did some digging around and it looks like Ian Poulter is a possible candidate as the new poster child of the legendary golf video game. There was a tweet all the way back from August that Poulter sent that went as follows: “Doing a little work for @EAsportsgolf this morning.” Although the tweet is old, I haven’t seen any other articles written about it and it could possibly hint that Ian could be the next cover boy for the game unless it’s just regular work. But if it was just regular work then why are they working so closely with him two years prior to the new game? That could be a sign because I’d think they’d be working with the cover athletes the most since they’re the stars of the game.
If this is true then I think Ian’s a solid choice since he’s a great competitor and he’s fantastic with the Ryder Cup which is arguably the biggest golf tournament in the world. Yes, not everyone likes Poulter but his competitiveness is fitting with the game and may possibly mean an inclusion of the European Tour as well as Poulter has those connections. So, is Ian Poulter going take the throne from the almighty Tiger Woods? What features would the new game have? I think it would be pretty cool seeing the home courses of some of the top players featured in the game or seeing Pine Valley and Cypress Point in there for the first time. Or neither, just have a course creator and that’ll be the icing on the cake alone! So, what do you think of the possibility of Ian Poulter being the new cover boy for the popular golf video game? As always, let me know in the comments section!
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Posted in Golf Video Games, Rumors and tagged EA Sports, Golf Video Games, Ian Poulter, PS4, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Xbox One by Colin GP Mieczkowski with no comments yet.
Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter are two completely different personalities and one player is more quiet (Stenson) and the other is quite the character (Poulter). Stenson however by far is having a better season and looks to start next year with a bang as well. Poulter on the other hand, although is a great golfer, is mostly known for his astounding performances in the Ryder Cup and match plays. He’s also known to speak his mind at times as well. That’s why he and Stenson will have their own shows on Sirius XM Radio which is known for their outstanding golf coverage on the PGA Tour channel. Two different personalities, two styles of shows. This will be very interesting because it makes you wonder who’s show will be the most successful. Poulter has already made a name for himself in golf as he has over 1,000,000 followers on Twitter while Henrik Stenson has over 60,000. Not saying that Twitter followers matter but it seems that Poulter has more fans but I think Stenson will continue to grow in popularity since he’s been tearing up the course lately, plus it’s not like he’s a nobody. He was a fairly popular player in the mid to late 2000’s until he practically vanished from the golf scene but is now back and playing his best golf.
”I’m looking forward to being on SiriusXM and sharing my thoughts on golf and my unique experiences around the world. It will be fun to bring my listeners along for the ride and give them an unvarnished look at life on and off the course.” the humble Stenson said according to Yahoo! Sports. Meanwhile on the other side of the lake, Ian Poulter was being the typical Ian Poulter we know. ”Those who know me know I’ve never been shy about sharing my opinions,” Poulter said again according to Yahoo! Sports. ”Now to have my own national radio show on SiriusXM will be great fun.” I’m sure it will be Ian, and that’s why we all love you and hate you at the same time. There’s no doubt that he’ll make things interesting on the airwaves. I think listeners will get along better with Stenson though as he seems more humble and seems like he may have more to talk about especially with his reason success. No start date was released for their shows yet. So, who’s show do you think will have the most success? Henrik Stenson’s show or Ian Poulter’s show?
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After collapsing at the U.S. Open yet again, Phil Mickelson made an incredible comeback to take the Claret Jug home for his first British Open title after finishing -3 beating the rest of the field by a solid three strokes with former world top 10 player Henrik Stenson finishing in second. Lee Westwood was very close to winning his first major but collapsed again down the stretch to finish fifth, making Lee’s major record fall to 0-62. There’s no question, Lee is one of the best players in the last 10 years or so worldwide and he’s ninth all-time in wins on the European Tour with 22 but if he wins a major, then that will just add to the success he’s already had and place a dent as him being of Europe’s all-time greats.Phil has had his share of upsets too, but with the U.S. Open.
His Open victory at Muirfield will definitely help him forget his U.S. Open collapse and build him more confidence going into the PGA Championship which is the one major that a lot of people say is the player’s last shot at glory and Phil Mickelson looks to try and win two straight majors as he’s already had a terrific year. With Lee Westwood’s collapse, this marks the second straight collapse at a major where a player had the lead going into the final round but failed to finish.
Lee looks to try take away anyone’s chances at winning arguably one of the most beautiful trophies in sports. The Wanamaker Trophy which is what a lot of people picture of when they vision the look of a trophy. Big, round, with two handles on it, and I’m sure Lee would like to do nothing better than raise that trophy for his first major.
Big ups to Phil though, very well deserved and he was able to get through a very tough Muirfield course where no player finished under par except for Phil himself. This is also the second straight time we’ve seen almost all of the players finish even or over par but Phil obviously was the only one who finished under par.
Phil ended up with an impressive -5 round on Sunday to seal his victory for his fifth major title tying him with Seve Ballesteros and Byron Nelson and if he wins a U.S. Open next year which, as we know he’s very capable of, then he will be only the 7th player in history along with Gene Sarazen, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and Tiger Woods to have the career grand slam.
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With the Wells Fargo Championship going into its Sunday round, Phil Mickelson looks as good as ever. The thing about Mickelson that’s amazing is his ability to hit tough shots from the rough and his skill around the greens. He’s an all-around player on Tour and he proves it time and time again. He can also bomb off the tee but his accuracy is only solid. He hits a lot of shots in the rough for a reason but he knows how to get out of it and is one of the best in the game at recovery shots along with guys like Ian Poulter or when Anthony Kim was on top his game (Wow what happened?).
Kim was one of the better recovery players in golf at one point. Mickelson is a future hall of famer and he’s still playing at a high level andd hasn’t slowed down much at all. He’s extremley dangerous to opposing players and he’s one of the only all-around players in the field so there’s almost nothing stopping hime from getting his second victory of the year. His putting is the only thing that could stop him as he tends to make putts and miss putts but can heat up in a hurry and when he’s hot, he’s making every putt out there. However, he’s tied with a guy that can heat up himself, and that’s Nick Watney.
But the one thing about Watney that’s not going to be towards of his way is his ability on Par 3’s and Par 4’s but his really good on Par 5’s which will benefit him as well as his ability to hit greens in regulation, he is one of the best players in the world at hitting greens in regulation and that is a huge stat that can carry him to victory and improve his birdie average on Par 3’s and Par 4’s. He at one point was considered by many as the best American player on Tour and can win tournaments he’s proven this already. His cances of winning at Quai Hollow are somewhat slim considering the way Mickelson has been playing but it’s hard to tell as almost anything can happen at this tournament and that’s why it’s so popular and has been popular for players as well.
Overall, it should be a strong finish at the Wells Fargo Championship and mickelson will pull off the victory for his second win of the 2013 PGA Tour season and another trophy to his hall of fame career.
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Everyone’s favorite kind of Matt wins the Accenture WGC Match Play….like a BOSS!
He defeated defending champ Hunter Mahan today with a 2 and 1 victory in Arizona.
I love Hunter Mahan, but I really enjoy the way Matt Kuchar plays.
He goes out there with confidence and it shows with every hole he plays.
He isn’t an all around player but is good in many fields like his approach game. If there weren’t so many talented players on Tour right now, Matt Kuchar would be a furry & ferocious beast with sharp fangs and foam mouth.
There was a time however where Matt was the hottest American player on Tour. But now that role is being filled by Brandt Snedeker but you can easily putt Kuchar back in the picture again after a solid performance today.
Also, how about Mr. Poulter? You know, that guy that wears all of those funky clothes?
Yeah well, that dude is normally the best “funking” Match player in the game of Golf, maybe even one of the best in the history of the game.
The only reason why he probably wouldn’t rank super high is because he is still young and hasn’t been on Tour long enough. I like Ian Poulter.
His attitude is “Ok” but he can be a heck of a player at times, esspecially with these Match Play tournements.
At one point in time he was 6th in the world rankings and got very close to no.1 until gentlemen by the names of Kaymer and Donald came flying in with their capes, one with a picture of Frankfurt Germany on his back and the other with both a picture of London and Chicago on his back.
Eventually, Poulter said “DERP!” and took off and made way for the two other golfers and then well, we knew what happened when a certain “Mcilroy” came along.
Anyways, Matt Kuchar is already on his way to becoming one of American golf’s elite as he has the talent and is hungry for more wins as he only has a few wins on his resume with no Major titles.
It will be very interesting to see how he does down the road this season. With Matt, Snedeker, Tiger and Phil, American golf may just bring sexy back ya’ll! Til next time, PEACE, ADIOS, SIANARAA!
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