“Congrats DJ, Unlucky Jordan” – Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter is no rookie when it comes to starting a s*** storm on social media. This weekend as Dustin Johnson was rendering the 18th hole down to a pitch and putt, Poulter took to his phone showcasing another one of his Trump like Twitter responses. On Sunday at The Northern Trust, Johnson found himself standing on the 18th hole in a sudden death playoff against golf phenom and putting wizard Jordan Spieth. With a giant lake taking up the entire left hand side of the hole, Spieth hit a perfect drive on a conservative line 315 yards down the middle of the fairway. Next on the tee, Dustin Johnson who just 20 minutes earlier had over cooked his power fade into the rough and was forced to lay up. This time around with the wind direction shifting to his favor and the tournament on the line he smoked a 341 yard drive that cleared the lake with ease that left even the announcers shaking their heads. On the tee, Nick Faldo told the viewers DJ was lined to hit his classic fade into the fairway but the pro tracer soon told a different story. His ball took off on a line that no one had bothered to look at all week and when his ball came to rest he had just 94 yards left compared to Spieth’s 182 yards. Johnson stuck his wedge to a few feet and drained the birdie putt for the win which then sparked this tweet from Ian Poulter
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 27, 2017
Poulter wasn’t the only Pro who took offense to DJ’s raw display of power, Wesley Bryan weighed in via a similar tweet.
If you fly it 315 then you have a 100 yd wide fairway on 18…..
It’s a shame that it ended because of a long drive contest in the playoff
— Wesley Bryan (@wesleybryangolf) August 27, 2017
Then immediately after that Kevin Kisner threw down this tweet
Worst hole ever
— Kevin Kisner (@K_Kisner) August 28, 2017
In case you missed it or just want to watch it on repeat over and over here’s the video
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 27, 2017
I’m pretty sure if Dustin Johnson was a Twitter man he would have responded with this…