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Ian Poulter posts spiky response after being included on PGA Tour’s slow list

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Though hardly considered a slow player, Ian Poulter has received a warning from the tour over his pace of play, and it has provoked the Englishman into issuing a cheeky reply on Instagram.

Poulter posted the message he received from the tour on social media, which revealed that he is currently over the pace of play limit of 45 seconds per shot by .569 of a second.

In addition, the 45-year-old let his feelings be known about the warning, comparing himself to a Formula 1 car, while also cheekily apologizing to his playing partners this week if he happens to be .569 of a second slow.

“I apologize to whomever I am playing with this week. This is the first time ever I have been told I’m .569 of a second slow. Sounds like some F1 cars. If I play out of turn then I am sorry. If I’m ready I am hitting.”

The PGA Tour’s Pace of play Observation list is a confidential list updated on a weekly rolling basis.

Per the new rules, those on the list will be monitored during rounds and after their first bad time, players receive a warning, followed by a one-stroke penalty and a fine for their second and subsequent bad times.

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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. Dan P

    May 6, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    So does this mean Bryson is fined every round? There is no way his putting routine is within the 45 seconds right? Also, honest question, when does the clock start on that 45 seconds?

  2. Scott

    May 5, 2021 at 10:13 am

    I guess it has to start somewhere.

  3. Jod Naly

    May 5, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I get trying to cut down on slow play, but yikes, this egregious and very pathetic of the PGA Tour.

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The hilarious mind game Phil Mickelson used against Colin Montgomerie

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Phil Mickelson may be one of the most charismatic and entertaining characters on Tour, but he’s also one of the fiercest competitors, as we recently saw at Kiawah Island.

With that competitive edge in mind, Lefty is not averse to playing mind games, and when it came to Colin Montgomerie, he implemented a simple yet classic strategy.

Per Monty, Mickelson referred to him as Chris for about a decade, and when Colin addressed him over it, Lefty just continued to call him Chris. Just beautiful.

Of course, the playful Mickelson weighed in on the short clip, adding his surprise that Monty’s forename is, in fact, not Chris.

Whatever it takes, Lefty will find that edge!

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Jack Nicklaus says Bryson-Brooks feud is driven by media

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Ahead of this week’s Memorial Tournament, host Jack Nicklaus has weighed in on the Bryson-Brooks saga, which he feels is media driven.

The feud has escalated in recent weeks, primarily because of a leaked video showing Brooks’ disdain for the golf scientist; however, the 18-time major champion doesn’t believe there is as much animosity between the two as others.

“If a feud is there, my guess it was probably more media driven than by Bryson or Brooks. I don’t think either one of them are driven in that direction. It gets in the news and all of a sudden it’s there.

Could I imagine playing with social media the way it is today? It would drive you crazy. I don’t care what you do, you’re not right or you’re not wrong. You got a side to everything and everybody debates everything.”

The Golden Bear also compared the situation between DeChambeau and Koepka to Arnold Palmer and himself back in the day, revealing that they both had each other’s backs despite the odd feud.

“Did we have arguments with guys? Sure. We all had arguments. Arnold (Palmer) and I were the best of friends but we would have a feud every once in a while. Arnold and I 99% of the time agreed on everything that should be good for the game of golf.

We didn’t agree on some things, but that’s okay. But every time I needed support, Arnold had my back and every time he needed support, I had his back. In the end, I don’t think you would find Bryson and Brooks to be any different.”

 

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Tom Watson: ‘Tiger will be back playing pro golf before next year’s Open’

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A few months after Tiger Woods’ horrific single-car accident, Tom Watson has told media that he believes Tiger will be back playing competitive golf before next year’s Open Championship.

Woods is currently in the midst of what he has called the most “painful” rehabilitation of his life and has been photographed recently on crutches and in a walking boot on his right side.

The location of the injury is key in Watson’s mind, who believes that the leg and ankle break occurring on Woods’ right side allows for a much speedier recovery down the line for Tiger.

Speaking to UK media outlets on Tuesday, Watson said

“I don’t know what to expect. The only thing from a medical standpoint and a physical standpoint is that since it is his right foot that is damaged, you can play golf with a damaged right foot, but you can’t with a damaged left foot.”

As a right-handed player you post on your left side, and if you have a damaged left side then you can’t play. If you have a damaged right side, you can play with a damaged right side.”

As for a predicted date that Watson sees Woods back playing competitive golf, the 8-time major champion pinpointed the summer of 2022: “I would suspect that Tiger will be back playing professional golf before the Open Championship in 2022.”

The 2022 Open will be the 150th edition of the iconic event and will take place at St. Andrews, where Woods has won multiple times.

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