Ian Poulter Got Jacked
By Kickntrue on 11/13/08
Ian Poulter had his driver stolen from his bag this past weekend in Shanghai. Police could not recover it in time so he pulled out of this week's Singapore Open.
"I am really gutted," he said Wednesday. "I have been thinking about it for four hours and I have decided to withdraw because my new driver will not arrive on time.

"It is disappointing because I did not come all this way not to play. But with so many world ranking points at stake, if I played badly [by using a different driver], I may have lost ground."

The Cobra driver, which he had used in this year's Ryder Cup at Valhalla, was snatched from his bag Saturday at the Sheshan Golf Club. Poulter, ranked No. 25 in the world, offered a reward for the club's return, and signs were posted around the club. A building camera caught an image of the robber, but he was not able to be identified.
This seems odd to me. For one- why didn't he have Cobra send him a new driver the second he found out it was stolen? Second, are there no equipment tour vans on the European Tour? Lastly, Ian Poulter is supposed to be one of the best golfers in the world. Even if a new driver didn't arrive on day one of the event why not get it for days three and four? It seems someone of that caliber could adjust and play wit another driver he could obtain or at worst just play with a 3 Wood. Don't get me wrong- I'm not just totally poo-poo'ing on Poulter, it does suck that his club got stolen but this does seem like a big excuse for "I didn't feel like playing."

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[ comments ]
mbills1015 says:
I have nothing more to add from what you said... couldn't agree more. In fact (you heard it here first) I think it was an inside job!
TheBrownCrayon says:
Hey, it's a good way to write off a trip to China. I mean, with that cool haircut he would have to fight off the Chinese hotties, right?
ellisanders says:
Am I the only one who thinks he looks like a bag o' douche?
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