LIV golfer Ian Poulter snaps at reporter for disrespecting Queen Elizabeth II

There proceed to be petty spats proper and left within the golf world over Saudi-backed LIV Golf.

The newest episode got here in a Twitter trade between Rex Hoggard, a reporter for NBC’s Golf Channel, and LIV Golf’s Ian Poulter, who’s from England. On the coronary heart of the dispute was Poulter’s attire, and the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth.

“European tour CEO Keith Pelley requested the LIV gamers on this week’s BMW PGA area to not put on their LIV group gear,” Hoggard tweeted. “Most didn’t. Ian Poulter did, with the brand of his group on his shirt. ‘This can be a enterprise I personal part of and I’ve a proper to put on it,’ he stated.”

In a since-deleted tweet that was preserved by Daily Mail, Poulter fired again.

“Rex, Sorry Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has sadly handed away. And you’ll’t assist your self and proceed to throw pettiness out to the world,” Poulter tweeted. “Present some RESPECT in these unhappy instances. Give your self a time without work. #RIP Queen Elizabeth. Only for clarification this isn’t my LIV gear.”

Ian Poulter received in a row with a Golf Channel reporter over the LIV Golf patch on his shirt and the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth.
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The “Majesticks GC” patch on Poulter’s left arm is the title of his LIV Golf group.

There’s been a variety of sniping backwards and forwards this week, greater than regular, as a result of golfers from LIV in addition to some gamers from the PGA Tour are within the DP World Tour’s BMW PGA Championship this week.

There was what was described as a “tense assembly” between LIV Golf gamers like Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter with Pelley, and we additionally noticed a feisty trade between the PGA Tour’s Billy Horschel and LIV golfer Talor Gooch over Horschel questioning why LIV gamers had been taking part in the BMW PGA.

Exterior of the BMW PGA, Cam Smith additionally received his parking spot and TPC Sawgrass membership revoked over becoming a member of LIV.

Lastly, the spouse of LIV Golf’s Pat Perez, Ashley, commented on Instagram (additionally since-deleted) {that a} wine journey to Napa with Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and their important others didn’t appear to be it was that good of a time.

Battle traces proceed to be drawn.

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