Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington, it is war

Former Ryder Cup partners Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington got into a little spat on social media this weekend and fans are now hoping to find out the end of the story

by Andrea Gussoni
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Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington, it is war
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Former Ryder Cup partners Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington got into a little spat on social media this weekend and fans are now hoping to find out the end of the story. It all started when Fred Couples criticized the players who left for the LIV for turning their backs on the PGA Tour, explaining that they were happy to go to the competing circuit financed by the PIF in order to “grow the game”.

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The American explained that he was tired of this speech while for him it was only a question of pocketing a large sum of money. “If it’s so good, let them go for free!” » said the winner of the 1992 Masters two days after the announcement of the departure of Jon Rahm, on the circuit managed by Greg Norman for a check for around 500 million dollars.

For the Englishman Ian Poulter, this debate on the sums offered to players to perform in tournaments has no reason to exist because this practice has always existed, as journalist Alistair Tait has pointed out. “I’m pretty sure he never went to Dubai for free, or any other remote places around the world.

Freddie came for the money, along with other top players, including Europeans. » “It's funny because Freddie and them never sat down at a press conference and said, 'I'm only playing this week because I got a lot of money.'

" A remark that pleased Poulter who hastened to add grist to the journalist’s mill. to answer “It’s incredible how short memories some people have. I would be very happy to make public every penny of the severance pay I received during my career to shut up anyone who gets offended by getting on their high horse”.

Also very active on social networks Padraig Harrington took his former Ryder Cup teammate at his word. The Irishman is indeed curious to know if the organizers got their money’s worth… “Let’s go”.

I’m curious,” replied the man who captained Poulter during the Ryder Cup in 2021. “For anyone wondering, starting bonuses generally require a certain number of commitments outside of golf. But one does not go without the other.

From the outside looking in, Poulter has always looked like he did a great job in the tournaments where he received money, but I can't say if that was enough until he reveals the amount of his money. fees." “Don’t tell me to do it first, I’ll do it if you want, but we’re not children anymore!” If Poulter makes this information public it risks provoking some more tasty exchanges, especially since Lee Westwood has also committed to doing the same!

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