Truth & Rumors: Johnny Miller-Ian Poulter spat adds excitement to Kapalua
Despite three-straight canceled rounds, Hyundai's Tournament of Champions is making headlines this morning for a twitter-fueled spat between Johnny Miller and Ian Poulter.
Miller's on-air remarks about Poulter stirred up trouble, according to a report by Golf Channel's Jason Sobel:
While Poulter backed off a putt on the 11th green multiple times, Miller referred to him as “fairly dramatic.” Minutes later, when he took some time to hit an approach shot into the 12th hole, Miller had the following exchange with fellow commentator Dan Hicks:
Miller: “It's like he's starring in the movie ‘The Winds of Maui’ and is trying to make it very dramatic.”
Hicks: “Well, he is a man comfortable in the leading role isn't he?”
Miller: “Yes, he sure is.”
After play was halted, Poulter heard varying accounts of Miller's remarks and took to Twitter to defend himself.
Johnny miller why don't you come interview me live and say that stuff straight to my face...... Was you watching a different channel.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) January 6, 2013
After hearing Johnny's comments himself on a later re-broadcast, Poulter took to Twitter again:
Just watched coverage on @golfchannel. Really sorry I took way to long on 11th.... Just trying to win a golf tournament. Trying to do my job— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) January 7, 2013
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. It's hilarious listening & watching the replay from earlier. Sorry for being dramatic... Hahahaha really.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) January 7, 2013