Is it just me or is the media going out of its way to create friction where none really exists between Tiger and those trying to be #2. Where did Ian Poulter say he was going to beat the world’s number 1? I didn’t read it anywhere? He said that if his game was where it could be (ie. if he were at the top of his game) he would be there with Tiger – not above him – beside him (i.e. under him – below him – in number 2 spot). Puleese…he never said he could beat him.
Anyway, as with all misquotes, Ian had to clarify what he said, which is a shame, because he didn’t say anything wrong. “Can I get to number one in the world? No, I can’t really, not while Tiger is playing golf,” Ian said. “Can I get to number two, yeah.”
And yeah… he is talented enough to be number 2 (not sure how long, but he could). His game is not quite there yet, but he has the potential as much as Justin Rose or Adam Scott.
So let’s give him a break. And let’s encourage more of his promotion of “pink” golf accessories. But to make sure we treat all things fairly, I think Tiger should do a comparative pose with something “red” 🙂
Clarke defends Poulter
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DEREK LAWRENSON Golf Correspondent reports from Dubai
31 Jan 2008
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