Poulter: I feel like a cash machine!

Ryder Cup star tweets about practice rounds at Celtic Manor

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Thu, 30 Sep 2010

Ian Poulter has insisted captain Colin Montgomerie isn’t quite the heavy-handed dictator the press will have you believe.

Many papers and websites, including one not a million miles from here, reported Monty placing a ban on all sorts, including Twitter, used by almost all players competing at Celtic Manor this week.

But writing on said social networking site, the 34-year-old said: “For the record, Colin hasn’t banned Twitter, he has asked to be respectful to the team’s privacy.”

Monty was worried that a tweeting mistake akin to that of England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade on the website after being dropped, would damage team spirit.

Meanwhile, Poulter has said he “feels like a cash machine” after being taken to the cleaners during practice.

“Played with Fisher today against Harrington and Donald. They cleaned us out. I need to visit the ATM machine [sic],” he tweeted, after losing £400 to the wildcard pair.

Then yesterday, after taking on the Molinaris with Miguel Angel Jimenez, he added: “The Italian brothers took our cash. I feel like a cash machine this week.” 



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