This weekend, Ian Poulter finished in a T-2 at the Players Championship, finishing three shots back of Si Woo Kim at TPC Sawgrass. Coming down the stretch, Poults trailed by two strokes, and made what a few “questionable decisions”, and some accused Poulter of “playing for 2nd”.
One such ignorant individual was NBC Commentator, and professional douche, Brandel Chamblee. Man do I hate this guy. First, he criticized Poulter’s layup at 16, then he said he played it way too “safe” on his 3rd shot in, saying he was aiming for the center of the green. Next, he criticized his tee shot on the daunting par-3 17th, saying Poulter again went for the center of the green, rather than at the tough front right pin placement. Brandel said something along the lines of “fans don’t pay to see guys play for second, they pay to see guys who don’t care about the money try to win.” Give me an f***ing break, Brandel. Three weeks ago Poulter, who has a family with 4 kids by the way and an apparel company that just went under, thought he had lost his Tour card. Now he’s got a chance to pocket over $1 million and secure a ton of FedEx Cup points. What the hell would you do in that position?
I do love that Chamblee tried to say Duval didn’t play for second when in contention at the players, yet both Duval and Frank Nobilo defended Poulter and his situation, both basically saying that they “get it”. But hey Chamblee, you’ve got a ton of room to talk, with your crazy successful PGA Tour career and all, right? Let’s just not forget this battle with Duval earlier this year either during the Ryder Cup, where Duval tells Chamblee, “Well having actually been out there and done it…” Eat that Chamblee.
Poulter fired back at Chamblee later that afternoon. Point – Poulter.