Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Boring Week: Here's some Golf...

Ever hear of a PGA Tour player named Ian Poulter? He's not a household name, but he's a European who enjoyed success in his twenties on the European tour and in recent years has played in the US with limited success (no wins). He is currently the 22nd ranked player in the world and dresses in ridiculous taste with flaming spiky hair. So what does the 22nd ranked player in the world think of himself?

"Don't get me wrong, I really respect every professional golfer, but I know I haven't played to my full potential and when that happens, it will be just me and Tiger."

The story continues with a couple of other little nuggets about how much he thinks Tiger is better than everyone else and blah blah blah.

Personally, I think this is great for golf. Golf is NOT a team sport. It's just one guy out there by himself. You have to be a little cocky. You have be REALLY cocky to say at one point in time you are going to be in the same league as Tiger Woods.

A few years back Vijay Singh stated that he wanted to be the Number 1 golfer in the World. He backed it up. He went out and played basically every tournament for 2 years, and for a couple months he actually unseated Tiger Woods as #1 (nobody was saying he was better than Woods talent-wise, he just backed it up by doing well on the course).

Poulter & Tiger are playing in the same tournament this weekend: The Dubai Desert Classic. Here's to hoping he plays well and actually beats Tiger. Golf needs more guys like this with the testicular fortitude to want to play against Tiger and not be afraid to talk about it. In my opinion, there are two many Stewart Cinks & Scott Verplanks out there that win some little tournament once every 2 years and make a few million each year. I like watching guys that want to take down Tiger Woods.

When you're flipping through the channels or surfing the internet in the morning Super Bowl Sunday, do yourself a favor and see how Poulter is doing in this tournament. If he is beating Woods, I guarantee we'll be hearing more about this story.


Zeek said...

Hmm, let's see...
Ian -- no pga wins
Tiger -- 62 wins, 13 Majors

Ian,"It will be just me and Tiger."

His words mean nothing, his "testicular fortitude" is non-existent. He has yet to win, let alone beat Tiger.

Poulter is a nobody and always will be.

matt said...

The Golf Channel usually shows these international tournaments in the mornings...with coverage airing something like 7 to 11 a.m. or so.

Although I haven't checked the TV schedule I bet they'll be showing Dubai this weekend.

AP said...

Poulter's best finish in a major is a tie for 9th, he wears pink pants, and he posed nude in a some golf magazine. What I'm saying is, this guy is a lot closer to dominating the LPGA tour, than he is to beating Tiger.

Zeek said...

Poulter 5 shots back of Woods after round 1. Better grab an extra testicle Ian.

train said...

I'm with ap- the only reason we even know about this guy is that he wears pink. The guy is a flash in the pan as far at the PGA tour goes.

Everyone will take turns at trying to unseat Tiger. see Phil, VJ, Duval, Leonard, and now some pussy named Ian. Good luck with that.

AP said...

Korneiser had a good about this douche on PTI the other day. He said that this guy is part of the PGA that is anonymous to him. He couldn't tell the difference between Ian Poulter, Aaron Badderly, or Charles Howell III and guys like that.

The more that guys like Poulter and Rory Sabbotini pop off about how beatable Tiger is, the more it becomes obvious how much ahead of those guys Tiger is.

Goldy said...

I thought I recalled reading in Golf Digest that Tiger gets an obscene amount of money just for playing in this event. He is also designing his first course and it is for the Sultan of Dubai. I just aspire to be the Sultan of the Clovernook Neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Ian finishes 13 shots behind Tiger. Yeah, he's ready for prime time. not