Not everyone was pleased with golfer Ian Poulter‘s latest negative comments of fellow PGA members.
In the British golfer’s new book “No Limits,” which was released last week, Poulter criticized both Tom Watson and Nick Faldo. Watson captained the United States team during this year’s Ryder Cup loss to the European squad. Eight major wins and a 10-3-1 career record in Ryder Cup play wasn’t enough to keep Watson away from the criticism.
Faldo, who has won six majors during his career, also came under fire for his poor performance as Europe’s captain during a 2008 loss at the Ryder Cup.
PGA President of America Ted Bishop took exception to Poulter’s comments, and he used to social media to call out the golfer’s recent book.
Tweeted Bishop: Faldo’s record stands by itself. Six majors and all-time RC points. Yours vs. His? Lil Girl.
Soon after he tweeted this and posted another critical thought on Facebook, Bishop called his own actions “inappropriate,” and he then deleted the tweet.
Poutler said he was more than displeased about the comments, especially since they came from a place of authority in the golf world.
“Is being called a ‘lil girl’ meant to be derogatory or a put-down?” Poulter said in a statement to Golf Channel. “That’s pretty shocking and disappointing, especially coming from the leader of the PGA of America.”