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Poulter Tears Into Fans And USGA Following Difficult Third Round

English golfer Ian Poulter aired his frustrations on Twitter early this morning following a difficult third round at the US Open in Shinnecock Hills, New York.

Poulter who carded a six-over par round of 76 was one of the many golfers who were upset at the conditions the USGA had set for Shinnecock Hills, making low scoring incredibly hard to come by.

The Englishman first questioned, “how can this team keep doing this without consequences?”

He then continued his tirade asking if “Bozo set up the course” when the tee times for Sunday’s final day were announced.

Poulter, however, was perhaps most upset by the treatment that the American fans had subjected him to. Throughout his round, the crowds cheered when Poulter’s approaches landed in the bunkers or when his putts missed. There was also a selection of ‘USA!’ chants, most noticeably when Poulter bogeyed the 16th.

Poulter had the final word, criticizing the gallery’s etiquette and pondering the possible scene at the 2024 Ryder Cup, which will be down the road at Bethpage Black.

The 42-year-old finished yesterday’s round with a tie for 10th on +7 and will begin his Sunday at 18:18 Irish time.

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