For those of you visiting from the planet Mars, when it comes to Poults and Woods there’s no love lost.
The tipping point came in 2007 when Poulter asked Tiger: ‘How are we getting home?’” after they had finished practice rounds at Oakmont, Pennsylvania, ahead of the US Open. “Home” referred to Orlando, where both men live. As the story goes, Tiger never offered Poulter a seat on his jet and was intent on leaving him to fend for himself.
Of course Poults being Poults turned up at the airport runway regardless, leaving Woods with no other choice than to bring him home.
During the flight Woods allegedly texted Hank Haney saying “Can you believe this dick mooched a ride on my plane?” Haney revealed this is his book The Big Miss.
The bad blood first kicked off between Poulter and Woods when Poults told a golf mag, “I haven’t played to my full potential and when that happens it will just be me and Tiger.” Since then it has boiled up in successive Ryder Cups.
Roll on the next battle in the war!