Ian Poulter blasts back at Brandel Chamblee after accusation he did not try to win Players Champions



- Ian Poulter finished second in the prestigious Players Championship - It was a welcome return to form after a tough year for the Englishman - But US TV analyst Brandel Chamblee was critical of his tactics in the final round - Chamblee claimed 'he clearly did not play to win... and he didn't.'

There was a bitter twist at the end of Ian Poulter's positive week at the Players Championship after he became involved in a row with a US TV analyst.

The Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee accused Poulter of not trying to win at TPC Sawgrass and hitting 'the worst shot of the day' when the 41-year-old Englishman laid up at the par-5 16th, the easiest hole on the course, in the final round.

Poulter was trailing Si-woo Kim by two shots at the time, and finished second behind the Korean, three back. But Poulter fired back on Twitter: 'I can only dream of being as good as Brandel.. it's clearly very easy sitting on your a***...'

There was a bitter twist at the end of Ian Poulter's positive week at the Players Championship after he became involved in a row with a US TV analyst.

The Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee accused Poulter of not trying to win at TPC Sawgrass and hitting 'the worst shot of the day' when the 41-year-old Englishman laid up at the par-5 16th, the easiest hole on the course, in the final round.

Poulter was trailing Si-woo Kim by two shots at the time, and finished second behind the Korean, three back. But Poulter fired back on Twitter: 'I can only dream of being as good as Brandel.. it's clearly very easy sitting on your a***...'

Poulter hit back on Twitter, saying: 'Sorry to disappoint, I can only dream of being as good as Brandel. It's clearly very easy sitting on your arse... thanks for the support.'

He also tweeted a screengrab from his own account which showed that Chamblee had blocked him on the social media platform, and said: 'Say no more...'

The Ryder Cup star was able to reflect on a good result, however, after taking advantage of his restored PGA Tour playing privileges after an administrative error to bag a cheque for $900,000 (£696,000) that will see him keep his card next year.

'I can't say thank you enough,' Poulter added on Twitter after his first top-10 in over a year. 'It's been a tough month. And so nice to play with a clear head this week. Onwards and upwards...'


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