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Ian Poulter hits out at Golf Channel analyst in bizarre fashion over LIV logo controversy

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Prior to this week’s BMW PGA Championship at historic Wentworth Club, DP World Tour commissioner Keith Pelley requested that LIV golfers refrain from wearing any “LIV Golf” gear out of respect for the DP World Tour players.

The memo sent to players before the event stated that LIV Golfers: “will not be required to play in the Wednesday Pro-Am and out of respect for our partners, our broadcasters and your fellow competitors, we would kindly ask you to consider not wearing LIV Golf-branded apparel during your participation at Wentworth.”

Ian Poulter, who joined the LIV Golf series on a contract reportedly worth more than $20 million, defied the request and wore his “Majesticks” team logo anyway.

Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard, made note of the logo on the sleeve of Poulter and of the fact that Pelley’s wishes were denied.

“European tour CEO Keith Pelley asked the LIV players in this week’s BMW PGA field to not wear their LIV team gear. Most did not. Ian Poulter did, with the logo of his team on his shirt. “This is a business I own a part of and I have a right to wear it,” he said,’ Hoggard tweeted on Thursday.

Ian Poulter took exception to the tweet, and responded to Hoggard via Twitter.

“Rex, Sorry Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has passed away. And you can’t help yourself and continue to throw pettiness out to the world… Show some RESPECT in these sad times. Give yourself a day off. #RIP Elizabeth. Just for clarification this is not my LIV gear”.

Interestingly, Hoggard’s tweet about Poulter took place roughly 45 minutes before it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away.

Poulter’s tweet has since been deleted.

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  1. Monarch Mike

    Sep 12, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Year before that had Saudi logos all over lol. The only reason the tournament sold out was because of the LIV players. PGA lost this battle. Fire Jay Monahan why does he make $17,000,000.00 ???

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  5. Uh Huh

    Sep 10, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    The Queen is rotting in hell for letting her country be overrun with filth.

  6. Bob Vila

    Sep 9, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Stanley makes great tools.. love they’re screwdrivers.

  7. JCsuperstar

    Sep 9, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Poulter is a God!! Miracle at Medinah hero. Mercians hate him. Rory was massaging his buttocks that week. Go get em Ian.

  8. Frank the Tank

    Sep 9, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Im not sure if i could hate this douche anymore but he found a way to be even more of a total @#$%head.

    Love the pants by the way Ian

  9. Joey5Picks

    Sep 9, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    Poulter is a wanker

  10. Bob

    Sep 9, 2022 at 11:50 am

    The queens passing does not give you a free pass to escape criticism for exercising “your special rights”. Grow up, Ian.

  11. LivCryBabies

    Sep 9, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Puolter always going to be an idiot, almost as universally disliked as garcia and reed

  12. Harry Hornet

    Sep 9, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Poulter is and always has been a piece of work ! Complete tool

  13. Don Milberg

    Sep 9, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Poulter has become one of Normans goons, no respect for any of the SELL OUTS!!! It would be awesome if Keith Pelley could grow some balls and just BAN all the LIV exhibition players once and for all. As a Canadian I am embarrassed by his lack of BALLS to handle this in a more firm manor.

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Patrick Reed hits out at ‘insulting’ Rory McIlroy

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After his impressive showing at the BMW PGA Championship where he finished in a share of fifth place, Patrick Reed added his name to the ever-growing list of players who are involved in the war of words surrounding the PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf saga.

Prior to the event, a handful of golfers including Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, and Billy Horschel had some harsh words for the LIV golfers who were in the field at Wentworth.

McIlroy’s comments referenced the fact that LIV golfers only play 54 holes in their events and claimed that they “shouldn’t be” at Wentworth and said that their inclusion in the event would be “hard to stomach.”

“They shouldn’t be here, but again that’s just my opinion. But we are all going to tee it up on the 1st tee [Thursday] and we are all going to go play 72 holes, which is a novelty for them at this point, and then we’ll go from there,” McIlroy said last week.

Billy Horschel, who’s been perhaps one of the most outspoken PGA Tour players in opposition to LIV Golf, didn’t mince words either.

“My stance on this is that when those guys were trying to figure out whether they were going to go to the LIV Tour or stay with PGA Tour, DP World Tour, they had to factor in that they knew that world ranking points were going to maybe not come right away or not come in at all.”

Reed, who is no stranger to controversy, took exception to the dig made by his former Ryder Cup opponent, in a recent interview with The Times.

“I feel like [Rory] making those types of comments is insulting. Let’s be honest, I’ve [played the DP World Tour] more consistently than some of the Europeans on the PGA Tour, so for them to take shots at other guys, especially Billy and Rory taking shots at the LIV guys saying they shouldn’t be here.”

Reed has certainly made an effort to play fairly consistently on the DP World Tour throughout his career.

“I’ve done more for this Tour than Billy has, and I’ve played almost as much as Rory has for the past five years.”

Reed also said he hopes that both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour do “the right thing” and allow them to play on multiple tours in addition to LIV.

“At the end of the day, I hope all the tours work something out and get together. There’s no point in all this going back and forth and people smearing other people because it does nothing for us, does nothing for the brand and does nothing for golf. We need to allow the guys to play, be competitive and do what we do best. That’s play golf and allow us to take care of ourselves.”

“I’ve played on two tours my whole life, my whole career,” he insisted. “I’ve played on the PGA Tour and European Tour at the same time. I don’t see any difference between me playing the PGA Tour and here and playing on LIV and here. LIV only have 14 events next year, which means I’ll be over here more. Guys are like, oh, you joined LIV to play a lesser schedule. Well, I’m a guy that’s played 31 to 34 events a year. So if I played 14 on LIV and I play six here, that’s 20 and 11 to 14 extra weeks I can spend time with my family. As a player, I hope the tours do the right thing and allow us to play but at the end of the day that’s not our decision.”

As it stands, LIV Golf members are not allowed to play on the PGA Tour but can play on the DP World Tour temporarily due to a court injunction.

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PGA Tour pro rips Sergio Garcia over trip to Texas college game following Wentworth WD

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Having made it abundantly clear that he was ready to fight for the chance to play DP World Tour events, Sergio Garcia withdrew from the tour’s flagship event at Wentworth without giving a reason.

After shooting an opening-round 76 on Thursday, Garcia wasn’t sticking around for the remainder of the event, and when the tournament restarted on Saturday, the Spaniard had already made his way to Texas.

On Saturday, Garcia and his wife were spotted alongside Longhorns alum Scottie Scheffler and his wife at the Texas-Alabama football game.

Unsurprisingly, the 42-year-old’s decision to withdraw after one round without citing a reason only to be then spotted relaxing at a college football game didn’t sit well with everyone. Sky Sports Journalist James Weir tweeted:

“Jon Rahm told me on Tuesday it was particularly personal for him that certain players were in the field this week as his good friend Alfredo García-Heredia was first reserve. Had Sergio García withdrawn before his opening round rather than after it, AGH would have played.”

While responding to a tweet from No Laying Up, who were summarizing the performance of LIV pros at Wentworth, Byeong Hun An did not hold back with his thoughts on the withdrawal from Sergio.

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Tiger Woods 2005 tournament-used and signed Nike golf bag sells for record price

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Folks love a bit of sporting memorabilia.

To some, used articles may be surplus to use, but to many, they are a part of history, never to be repeated.

Just five days ago, GolfWRX reported on a golf ball auction closing on 17th September that featured a series of bids on historic and unique golf balls from the likes of Tom Morris and Allan Robertson.

Such is the demand for notable artifacts that the amazing prices bid for the top three lots have increased yet again, with Lot #1, a Tom Morris Gutty ball, now attracting bids of over $6,100, nearly $2,500 more than showing last Wednesday.

However, nothing beats the Tiger Woods provenance, and probably never will, so imagine the interest in a signed Nike golf bag used at all four majors since 2005.

Leading trader site Goldin.co recently tweeted the final winning bid for the unique piece of golfing history — a jaw-dropping $391,800.00!

Okay, the amount contains a buyer’s premium, but it still costs one avid collector over $326,000.

Expensive? maybe, but if Goldin.co is right and we can see the bag during this iconic clip, perhaps it’s a relative bargain.

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