He clearly didn’t want to be out there, and deliberately took a long time to make the putt. I don’t blame him though, they should never have played in that wind, it was all for the TV and sponsors.


Fuming Ian Poulter got himself in a flap at the storm-battered Tournament of Champions in Hawaii yesterday.

The European Ryder Cup star let rip on Twitter after Golf Channel pundit Johnny Miller accused him of taking too long over a putt at the PGA Tour’s season-opening event.

As gusts threatened to blow Poulter’s ball back from its lie on the Plantation Course’s par-three 11th, the Englishman bided his time, hoping for the gusts to briefly subside before taking his shot.

But Miller was not impressed, saying: ‘You just can’t stay over the putt that long, you got to get in there, line it up and hit it.

‘He surely doesn’t have the Tom Watson attitude so far, he’s afraid he’s going to hurt himself and that would probably set the game back 20 years. He’s just taking way too much time. He’s being fairly dramatic here.’

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