Message for Hideki Matsuyama…it was a bad day for everyone! Brett Romine from GolfWeek posted this story about how PGA Tour Rookie, Hideki Matsuyama, out of frustration, buried his putter in the 13th green at The WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday. It was a brutal afternoon at The Trump International Doral Blue Monster, but hey…it was brutal for everyone.
Hideki’s playing partner, Ian Poulter became incensed with the youngster because the burial took place within five feet of the pin on the 13th green, and an official had to be called to help repair the damage.
Poulter was referring to an incident that apparently happened Friday. Poulter was playing in the group behind the 21-year-old from Japan when Poulter says Matsuyama left a sizeable mark in the 13th green with his putter. According to Poulter, a referee and not Matsuyama had to repair the damage.
After signing his score card, Poulter took to Twitter and voiced his displeasure with his playing partner:
Im no saint & first to say. But that was disgusting. I wouldn’t bury a putter in a green 5 ft from a hole & have players behind deal with it
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) March 8, 2014
@IanJamesPoulter Good Show!How does the tour not fine him? Don’t they fine players for cursing?Seems like a what he did was way worse?Thanks
— David (@Lainger66) March 8, 2014
The good news for fans is, the pair, at 5 over par will be paired once again on Saturday morning and tee off at 11:15. It should be a friendly round of golf. I wonder if Poulter realizes that Matsuyama is a pretty big guy, and might well take him behind a South Florida palm tree and give him a real tweet!
Who knows, maybe they will bury the hatchet…er putter before they take to the links for a pleasant Saturday round of golf.
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