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Ian Poulter repays USGA after U.S. Open locker smash

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The U.S. Open is the event which often makes players see red, and two years ago at Shinnecock Hills that was certainly the case for Ian Poulter.

Ahead of this week’s test at Winged Foot, the Englishman took to Instagram to reveal the damage he did to a U.S. Open locker after the event back in 2018, where he announced he had now reimbursed the USGA for the incident while also issuing a lighthearted apology.

“2 years ago at Shinnecock Hills… I must have tripped and fallen against my locker causing it to fall apart… 
Robbie felt I was still a little warm last year so left it 2 years before asking for reimbursement for the damage…Today I repaid Robbie for my mishap.”

In 2018 following the third round of the U.S. Open, several players criticised the course set up and one of the most vocal that day was Ian Poulter who produced a Twitter tirade after the brutal Saturday.

Thankfully all has been resolved now, although Poulter will need a solid Friday at Winged Foot to see the third round of the U.S. Open this week after stumbling to a round of 5-over par on Thursday.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Shanks 2424

    Oct 8, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I can’t stand him. I think he is a bigger jeark then Patrick Reed. Ian is the one pga tour player I would love to never see on the course again. He makes my skin crawl.

  2. PJE

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Ridiculous. There is no excuse for acts of vandalism. It was a USGA event but hopefully he was fined by the PGA Tour?

  3. gwelfgulfer

    Sep 25, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Needed to fade away years ago. Used to be a fan before the pretentiousness completely enveloped him…

  4. Tim

    Sep 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Poulter feels his autograph is somehow worth equal value to the damage he did? Don’t think so.

  5. Luke Mullin

    Sep 21, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Poulter the most overrated golfer in the world and the mouthiest

  6. Gunter Eisenberg

    Sep 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Poulter…always wanting to be relevant…

  7. Rwj

    Sep 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Perfect person for a twitter toughguy. Posh, English sissy

  8. Larry Daniels

    Sep 18, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Poultry is so overrated..$1 for smashing a nice wooden locker. Really Poultry…you chicken. Should have fined him $25,000 the way NBA does for bad behavior.

  9. JP

    Sep 18, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Poulter is set to play Portland, Kenosha, & Chicago after this years US Open… ????????????

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Rory McIlroy hits back at stinging criticism from Tom Weiskopf

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Rory McIlroy recently came under attack from the 1973 Open champion Tom Weiskopf, and it has prompted a passionate response from the Ulsterman.

Earlier this week, Tom Weiskopf spoke to GolfWeek where he claimed he didn’t feel Rory McIlroy had it in him to add more than one major championship to his current tally, citing a lack of determination, as well as laying into the 4-time major champion’s putting.

“I look at Rory McIlroy and I think golf is something just for Rory to do. I’ve said it for a while now that I don’t think he’ll win much more than the four he’s got, or maybe five, because I don’t see that determination and will to be the best. I think it is there in Dustin Johnson. I think he finally figured it out and this could propel him to win all four in one year.

I don’t see any frustration. Life is good and it should be – he’s a multi, multi-millionaire and has a kid now – but I don’t see the Tiger attitude. It’s like he’s satisfied all the time. The guy is not a good putter. He can hit some putts so off line with the wrong speed. He’s technically not a good putter but one of the purest swings you’d ever want to watch play in the game. Technically, he’s superior to Dustin Johnson, but Dustin has the confidence to do it every time.

“I know Rory works out but I bet if you watched them both work out, Rory would be a lot of laughs and giggles and Dustin would be balls to the wall and forcing a little bit more on himself and that’s what he’s done.”

It’s a perspective that did not pass McIlroy by, who speaking to GolfWeek dismissed the criticism as not being a “fair assessment” and declared how he tries his heart out on every shot. 

“I’ve never met Tom Weiskopf in my life, he’s never met me, so he’s obviously making a statement based on what he sees from the outside, but I don’t think that’s a fair assessment. I’ve shown throughout my career that I care, that I want to win, that I want to be the best. And I’ve been the best. 

It’s not as if I’m out there in the clouds and not thinking about it. I try my heart out on every single shot, every single tournament that I play.”

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“I maybe deal better with disappointment than I used to. I saw the interview where he said he sees no frustration. Like, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I mean, look at the Zozo. I’m breaking clubs, so there’s a bit of frustration there. Obviously, he didn’t watch that round of golf.”

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