PGA Championship: Ian Poulter critical of outbursts from gallery
Ian Poulter took to Twitter to call out people who yell inane stuff at golfers after they tee off.
This baba boo shit & mash potato crap shouting wouldn't happen at Augusta, The Open, nor would it happen at Wimbledon. Tazer the thrushes.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 11, 2013
This actually has been quite a debate this week, with everyone from golf media to fans on Twitter weighing in. And honestly, I haven't heard one person who has given it the Mickelson thumbs-up.
Then Howard Stern responded:
it's spelled Baba Booey rt @IanJamesPoulter This baba boo shit wouldn't happen at Augusta, The Open, nor Wimbledon. Tazer the thrushes.— Howard Stern (@HowardStern) August 11, 2013
And Poulter fired back:
RT @HowardStern it's spelled Baba Booey >> How have you only just got more followers than me. I thought you was big time. Hahahaha— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 11, 2013
ESPN golf analyst Scott Van Pelt weighed in as well:
MASHED POTATO/Whatever other idiotic thing some superbro wants to yell at a golf event isn't original/funny. Who laughs the 1000th time?— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) August 11, 2013
Early in the week, even Tiger Woods addressed the issue, saying, "Well, I don't know if you need to yell every time the ball goes airborne."
I do know -- and you don't.
Woods was reportedly peppered with shouts of "Mashed potatoes!" and "Baba booey!" throughout the final round of his win at the WGC-Bridgestone.
Nick Faldo, Adam Scott and others got more of the same this weekend at Oak Hill.
Poulter finished T61 after a round of 70 on Sunday.
Woods also shot a final-round 70 to finish 4 over for the tournament.
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