Ian Poulter

One of my friends has an irrational dislike of Blackburn Rovers. I have no idea why as he is not from the North West and is not even a particularly big football fan. I think I’m developing the same thing about Ian Poulter.

Can’t think why….

    Another year at the BMW Championship, another verbal dust-up about Wentworth’s controversial West Course, labelled “England’s Augusta” this week by Ernie Els but described in less flattering terms on Friday by England’s very own Ian Poulter.

    “I don’t like this golf course. Period. End of story,” said Poulter after signing for athree-over-par round of 74, the most notable – and clearly most irritating – aspect of which was a double-bogey seven at the 18th. “I don’t have a problem with tough courses but I am absolutely fuming. I’ve hit what I thought was a perfect shot and it finishes in the [water] hazard. Marvellous.”

    Poor Ian. He described it as “no fun”. My heart bleeds for him. Most people don’t have a lot of fun in their day to day jobs. In case you didn’t see the event it was a close finish between the World Numbers one and two. Not the world number 12.

    He consoled himself by going to see the Champions league final . He’s a massive Arsenal fan and delighted in winding up United fans when Arsenal beat United in the league recently. He tried to justify going  by stating that he took his mate who is a United fan. The way I see it he still deprived a real fan from going but who knows perhaps Barca are his second favourite team.

    So after slating the iconic Wentworth course  because he couldn’t hit the 18th green he then appeared in the “Powerplay” golf tournament a few days later- nine holes,two flags and a mixed event so he probably figured he had more chance of winning. He didn’t and was beaten by the mighty Caroline Hedwall

    Don’t forget that…..

Three-and-a-half years ago, Ian Poulter told Golf World magazine that he would eventually be the lone challenger to Tiger Woods because no one could stand up to Woods like the Englishman.

“Don’t get me wrong, I really respect every professional golfer, but I know I haven’t played to my full potential and when that happens, it will be just me and Tiger,” he said in an interview.

    Hmmmmm….. Anyway I could go on but I find myself  getting more and more wound up as I type this! I think its because he is everything that Paul Scholes isn’t  (or is it the fact that I asked him to retweet my blog and he refused)

    Anyway onto more serious matters and heres hoping for a better performance from the Racing post and RFO golf picks this week. It was all a bit frustrating  as Matteo Manassero came unstuck on final 18 holes after playing so well all week . At 45/1  it was looking very promising and I decided not to lay to lock in some profit. Over in America it was similar story with Arjun Atwal throwing shots away down the back nine and missing out on a place that was tipped at 150/1! One place was secured by Byrd and fortunately that was the biggest bet of the weekend so some success there. So a negative week and the bank is almost back to where it started which is a little bit disappointing but with our methods being fine tuned every week we just need a bit of luck and we will be away!