Poutler: Match Play consolation round is waste of time
We guess you could say Ian Poulter was inconsolable. After losing his semifinal match to Hunter Mahan at the World Match Play Championship Sunday morning, Poulter went right back out to play his consolation match against Jason Day. Poulter lost the match to Day to finish fourth in the tournament (and pick up a $500,000 check). Afterward, Poulter vented to his 1.4 million Twitter followers about why he had to play a consolation match that no one cares about.
I will be honest that 3-4 place match is the least interesting Match of the week. No need to play it. Players should be tied for 3rd.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 25, 2013
Ask any players that's played for 3 or 4 spot. Once you can't win it the tournament is over. Or they're lying. Anticlimax. Sorry but true.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 25, 2013
I'd rather do a clinic for an hour and explain the mindset of Matchplay than play that match. That would be interesting for The fans.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 25, 2013
The facts are this and you need to understand nobody cares who finishes 2nd it's all about winning. Ask a winner that will be there mindset.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 25, 2013
Fortunately, Poulter had something to cheer him up when he got home.
Let the day begin. Ferrari heaven. instagr.am/p/WMzDyBpg2k/— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 26, 2013