Posted July 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
English golfers Ian Poulter and Chris Wood were working on their putting strokes on the practice green at Muirfield as news emerged Wednesday of yet another triumph in this summer of success for British sport. More than 1,000 miles away from the east coast of Scotland, compatriot Chris Froome had just won the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a time trial, tightening his grip on the yellow jersey. ''Every day there seems to be something,'' Wood said. ''It's all over the news now - sport, sport, sport.'' Looking for a legacy from last year's London Olympics? How about the sporting fever that has gripped Britain over the past 12 months? Take this summer. Justin Rose won the U.S Open in golf. The British and Irish Lions won their rugby test series against Australia. Andy Murray won Wimbledon, ending a 77-year wait for a British men's singles champion. Froome has all but sealed a second straight Tour victory by an Englishman, after Brad...

Ian Poulter slams Muirfield setup, mentions windmill and clown face

Ian Poulter was fit to be tied after the conclusion of his day withstanding the tough conditions during his first round at Muirfield in the British Open. So much so, in fact, that despite carding a respectable 72 (+1), Poulter quickly took to Twitter to slam how the course was set up, evoking comparisons to [...]The post Ian Poulter slams Muirfield setup, mentions windmill and clown...

Fan wears windmill on head in response to Ian Poulter complaining

Ian Poulter was one of several golfers who were unhappy with the layout of the course at the British Open on Thursday. After shooting a 72 in the opening round at Muirfield, Poulter took to Twitter to complain about how difficult some of the pin placements were given how stiff the course was. One of [...]
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