Poulter Harnesses Attitude Properly for Once
As one of the loudest and most outspoken players on the PGA Tour, Ian Poulter's noise level may only be topped by his choice of fabric pattern for a new pair of slacks. While still looking to win a Major, Poulter finally projected his infamous abrasive competitive attitude into a positive result at the Accenture Match Play Championship.
Typically a great gentleman and rather approachable individual off the course, Poulter has become a staple on Twitter via interactions with fans all around the world. When working on the course, however, IJP becomes a different person (or so it seems), often to the point of being downright rude and harsh. Many examples of outbursts ranging in severity can be found on Poulter, and even a mild altercation occurred this past weekend that involved a disagreement regarding a rule official's decision during match play.
Perhaps my favorite example of a classic Ian Poulter moment came during last year's Masters tournament. Fox Sport's Robert Lusetich sums up the situation quite nicely:
Last year at Augusta, while he was practicing on the putting green, one of the
green-coated members noticed he was listening to his iPod. Such things are
verboten at the Masters, so the member dispatched a security guard to inform
Poulter that the iPod needed to be put away. Poulter, who is 34, responded with
two words, the first beginning with "F" and the other with "O."
Despite his oft-times obnoxious wardrobe and flashy hairstyles, Poulter takes his golf game very seriously and has had a good amount of success as a result. While still searching for that first Major victory, he now finds himself ranked in the Top 5 according to the World Golf Rankings thanks to his win at the Accenture.