Much has been said about the new tournament format at this week’s WGC Match Play Championship, much of which has come from golf’s most infamous Twitter user, Ian Poulter.
Poulter, who fell to Gary Woodland 3 and 2 Thursday and went (0-2) through the first two days of the tournament, is going home at the end of the day regardless of what happens during his match against Jimmy Walker starting at 1:10 p.m. ET Friday. That goes for Walker as well, who is also (0-2).
Poulter took to Twitter to express his frustration in a series of jokes about his upcoming match.
The tweets were met with varying criticism, from suggestions to work on his stroke to playing anyways and donating what he earns to charity.
Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner, Mikko Ilonen, Matt Every, Bill Haas, Henrik Stenson, Brendon Todd, Keegan Bradley, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ryan Palmer, Jason Day, Victor Dubuisson, Adam Scott, Russell Henley, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Harris English, Stephen Gallacher, and Alexander Levy are all in the same boat as Poulter, but have yet to tweet anything to express their discontent.
Lowry did the opposite in fact, having lost to Rickie Fowler in spectacular fashion, all square in the match until the 18th.
Different strokes for different folks – it would appear Poulter could have used a few less this week.