Ian Poulter took to Twitter on Friday after his round with Hideki Matsuyama to discuss the incident above during the second round at the Cadillac Championship.
Something Poulter called Matsuyama "burying his putter in the green" which, I must admit, is a pretty liberal use of the term "burying."
playing with Matsuyama tomo. He buried his putter in the 13th green 5 ft from the hole, Referee had to repair the crater. Because he didn't.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) March 8, 2014
Why should Matsuyama leave a crater in the green for others to putt over, or have to call a referee to repair the damage. Idiot.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) March 8, 2014
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
So that's exciting. Matsuyama went over to apologize on the range Saturday morning before their third round together.
Matsuyama came to Poulter on the range to apologize for yesterday's attempt at redesigning the 13th green. pic.twitter.com/D7xQOsbbXJ— Alex Miceli (@alexmiceli) March 8, 2014
Poulter's response was apparently terse.
Matsuyama just walked over to Poulter on the range to apologize. Poults said to him when they were done, "No words today." Done with— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) March 8, 2014
Poulter's "No words," meaning no need to say more about it on course. Doubt there would be much to say anyway unless Hideki an Arsenal fan— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) March 8, 2014
It's pretty crazy to me that Ian Poulter is overreacting to something on social media. I've never known him to do anything like that. Hope they enjoy their third straight day of playing golf together!