Ian Poulter goes nuclear (!) with sensational rant: "Enough of the bull----"

LIV Golf's Ian Poulter has posted a cryptic message on Instagram accusing an unnamed party of being 'two-faced'. 

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Tue, 16 Jan 2024
Ian Poulter goes nuclear (!) with sensational rant: "Enough of the bull----"

Ian Poulter has clarified his rant on Instagram wasn't about Rory McIlroy

Poulter took to Instagram Stories on 16 January to accuse an unnamed party of 'being two-faced'. 

The Englishman wrote: "Being two-faced is a terrible trait... I'd be embarrassed having to change my story now and come out and try and look smart. 

"I'd be happy to sit down and have it out. I will happily say it as it is. Enough of the bulls---."

Some golf fans initially thought Poulter's comments were aimed at his former European Ryder Cup teammate McIlroy. 

McIlroy, 34, has undoubtedly been LIV's harshest critic over the last two years during unprecedented disruption in the world of men's professional golf. 

The Northern Irishman previously called for the LIV 'rebels' to be blacklisted from the Ryder Cup and accused them of turning their backs on the tours that made their careers. 

There is no denying McIlroy's tone has softened in recent weeks and months. 

Some have accused the four-times major champion of performing a complete U-turn on how he feels about the circuit given he confirmed he would entertain the idea of LIV Golf should the breakaway tour turn into 'the IPL of golf'. 

Whilst McIlroy recently conceded he was too judgemental of the likes of Poulter, he doubled down on a previous claim. 

"The one thing that's bothered me is that we've all grown up, playing on the European tour or PGA Tour, and that's given us a platform to turn into who we are, give us the profile and everything," McIlroy said. 

"So, when people have played that for 15 or 20 years, and then they jump to LIV and start talking crap about where they've come from, that is what bothers me because they wouldn't be in this position if they didn't have the career they've had so far."

But Poulter has confirmed he wasn't directing the vitriol at McIlroy. 

Instead, it appears Poulter was referring to the likes of departing DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley and other high-ranking officials from the PGA Tour. 

Poulter continued: "Just for clarity I applaud Rory McIlroy for his comments a few weeks ago. 

"It takes a lot to say the things he said. Nothing can't be fixed over a good cup of coffee. 

"It's the others who blatantly try and now become heroes all of a sudden. You have to be kidding me. That will NOT be fixed over a coffee."

Pelley will be leaving his role in April. 

In his most recent comments, the Canadian, 60, has conceded PGA Tour officials are finally prepared to accept the idea that an international approach is the best way to solve golf's civil war.

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