Ian Poulter ANNOYED at Ryder Cup Europe for not wishing him 'Happy Birthday'

Ian Poulter expressed his disappointment at the European Ryder Cup Twitter account for not wishing he or Sergio Garcia a 'happy birthday'.

Ian Poulter ANNOYED at DP World Tour for not wishing him 'Happy Birthday'
Ian Poulter ANNOYED at DP World Tour for not wishing him 'Happy Birthday'

European Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter was annoyed with the Twitter account of his beloved continent after it neglected to wish him and Sergio Garcia a happy birthday.

Poulter's birthday was yesterday, January 10. He was 47, the same age as Tiger Woods. And on his special day, he replied to a tweet by Team Europe that showed Francesco Molinari showing off his short-game skills at the 2018 matches in France.


"Incredible touch," the tweet was captioned. As a Ryder Cup stalwart who used to wear his heart on his sleeve for the blue and white colours, the Englishman responded.

"What’s really an “incredible touch” is the Players that helped build the @RyderCupEurope Brand with other players as well. You just can’t bring yourself to say a simple Happy Birthday. @TheSergioGarcia B’day Yesterday. Unfortunately, this says so much," Poulter said.

The Postman has a record of 15-8-2 in the famous event against America and he has never lost a singles match. In 2018, Garcia became the Ryder Cup's all-time leading points scorer when he beat Rickie Fowler in their singles match at Le Golf National.

He turned 43 on January 9, but much like Poulter, he didn't receive a birthday wish from Team Europe. Last June, both players made the controversial switch to LIV Golf and were suspended by the PGA Tour.

LIV Golf certainly didn't forget the birthdays of Poulter and Garcia earlier this week as they passed on their congratulations on social media: 

It is expected to be revealed at a hearing in February if the DP World Tour is able to suspend and fine players and we are also expecting a ruling on if European LIV Golf players can qualify for the Ryder Cup side for September.

It is worth noting, pointed out by Sky Sports' Jamie Weir, that LIV Golf didn't tweet 'happy birthday' to Ian Poulter until after he posted his complaint to Team Europe.

Nonetheless, some golf fans have been critical of both the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour for erasing memories of past successes and moments made by current LIV Golfers in social media content.

In the replies to a video the PGA Tour posted of the best shots from years gone by at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, some golf fans described the Tour as "petty" for not including shots by Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.

On January 6, 'Flushing It' accused the DP World Tour of "trying to ignore history" on Twitter by not including European legend and LIV Golfer Lee Westwood in an excerpt previewing the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the event he won in 2020.

"I’ll not lose any sleep. I do however wonder what long-term sponsors like HSBC & Rolex think of this behaviour. They’re the ones putting the money up and I wonder if their best interests are being served," Westwood said in reply to the tweet.



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