Ian Poulter has opened up on the 'vile' abuse thrown his way since joining the LIV Golf League as he claimed he's had people apologise to him after seeing the Netflix documentary Full Swing.
Poulter has given an exclusive interview to The Telegraph's Jamie Corrigan. The topics included were exactly what you might expect.
The Englishman is said to have signed a $20m deal with the breakaway tour last June and since then has been receiving a torrent of abuse.
Mainly, for being accused of complicity in sportswashing Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses.
His decision resulted in a fine and suspension from his home circuit. That decision was 'stayed' by Sports Resolutions UK panel.
But in a few weeks' time, that decision could go against Poulter in the DP World Tour v. LIV Golf hearing.
It would bring to an end a glittering Ryder Cup career in which he has been anointed Europe's Postman such is his propensity to deliver points.
Poulter was featured in the Netflix documentary Full Swing. He was asked how much money was 'enough'.
It's all relative, came the reply as the now 45-year-old insisted he's done what he has always done. Play golf and chase the money.
Poulter told Corrigan:
Poulter said some of the messages have been 'pretty vile', adding:
Poulter said it has been difficult to get the 'full picture out there' and believes what he has said is not reported in its entirety.
The coverage has 'all come from one angle'.
Poulter, understandably is not the only decorated European player to have joined LIV that feels this way.
Poulter said he's struggled to cope with the barrage of criticism. He questioned how he has to prove to people that he cares about Ryder Cup.
And what about his future?
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