Ian Poulter in spat with reporter: "You just play the butter wouldn't melt guy!"

Ian Poulter got into a heated debate about LIV Golf with Sky Sports' Jamie Weir on Twitter after the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Tue, 13 Sep 2022
Ian Poulter in spat with reporter: "You just play the butter wouldn't melt guy!"

Ian Poulter got into a heated debate with Sky Sports' Jamie Weir on Twitter about the LIV Golf Invitational Series

It all started when Poults posted a link to an article offering a differing viewpoint on this whole affair. 

That article, written by Alistair Tait, was titled "The European Dis-Union". Tait argued that it was disrespectful players like Poulter and Lee Westwood were made to feel unwelcome at the former European Tour's flagship event last week at the BMW PGA Championship. 

Tait pointed out that Poulter and Westwood have now made a combined 972 appearances in European Tour/DP World Tour events. 

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"Yet Westwood probably thought there was an invisible T for traitor painted on his back as he played Wentworth for the umpteenth time because he's joined another tour," wrote Tait. 

Unsurprisingly, Poulter and Westwood both picked up on the piece. Then things got a bit spicy between Weir and Poulter.

It ended with Poulter saying that his days of speaking with Weir are now over, despite previously "enjoying" interviews with the Sky Sports man.

Take a look at the exchange:

Westwood and Patrick Reed have also spoken of their receptions at Wentworth. Poulter also appeared to be involved in a heated exchange with Billy Horschel on the putting green last week, but he later said there was nothing in it. 

Poulter has maintained throughout this whole affair that he believes he has done nothing wrong.

He is one of the plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit alongside eight other LIV players suing the PGA Tour. Poulter previously took legal action to force his way into the Genesis Scottish Open after he was fined and suspended for playing LIV's curtain-raising event at Centurion Club in June. 

Before the BMW PGA Championship he complained of his alleged negative treatment at the hands of the DP World Tour. 

Both Westwood and Poulter are due to compete in the fifth LIV Golf event in Chicago this week. The last 54-hole tournament was won by Dustin Johnson. 

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