Ian Poulter slams ’embarrassing’ Paul Azinger as heated row erupts over ‘disrespectful’ remarks

‘We have slapped your a*** in the Ryder Cup for so very long!’: Ian Poulter slams ’embarrassing’ Paul Azinger as heated row erupts about ‘disrespectful’ remarks about European Tour, with players and lovers piling in on US commentator

  • Ex-American golfer Paul Azinger insisted Tommy Fleetwood demands a PGA earn
  • But English golfer Ian Poulter imagined Azinger’s remarks have been ’embarrassing’ 
  • Fleetwood was aiming for his initial victory on the PGA Tour at the Honda Basic
  • But the Englishman finished 3rd to Mackenzie Hughes and winner Sung-jae Im

Ian Poulter has labelled former American golfer Paul Azinger ’embarrassing’ for the commentator’s remarks about the European Tour.

Azinger was speaking at the Honda Vintage exactly where English golfer Tommy Fleetwood was seeking for his 1st victory on the PGA Tour. 

The ex-golfer advised NBC: ‘There is a great deal of pressure listed here. You know you are striving to demonstrate to everybody you’ve got what it will take.

Ian Poulter has slammed previous American golfer Paul Azinger for his European Tour remarks

Azinger (left) was commentating at the Honda Classic where he discussed the PGA Tour

Azinger (remaining) was commentating at the Honda Common the place he talked about the PGA Tour

‘These men know, you can win all you want on the European Tour, the intercontinental activity and all that but you have to get on the PGA Tour. 

‘Westwood took offence to that when I requested about that. He said he is received 44 instances all more than the planet, but it is really not the PGA Tour. 

‘They know that, and I consider Tommy is familiar with that and it really is put a little strain on Tommy but this is the place they want to be and they want to appear in this article and establish they can make it at this stage.’

This caused a stir on social media as players and enthusiasts disagreed with the comments together with English golfer Ian Poulter. 

Poulter wrote on Twitter: ‘I like @PaulAzinger a lot. And get on with him wonderful. But Paul make sure you do not condescend or disrespect the @EuropeanTour and our players like that. 

Tommy Fleetwood walks off the green after hitting into the water at the Honda Classic

Tommy Fleetwood walks off the inexperienced right after hitting into the drinking water at the Honda Classic

‘We have slapped your a*** in Ryder Cup for so extended. I know you captained a get but seriously that was uncomfortable nowadays.’

Scottish golfer Richie Ramsay weighed in as he explained: ‘Pretty disrespectful this to other excursions. 

‘Sometimes are strength of area is stronger and taking part in internationally will without doubt make you a greater participant and MOST a better particular person. Far more wide variety of classes to challange you.’

English golfer Simon Khan included: ‘Going with Azinger’s logic. Ian Woosnams profession only started immediately after successful 1991 USF&G Traditional.’

Spanish player Gonzalo Fernandez Castano mentioned: ‘Is that the exact Azinger who previous calendar year termed Molinari’s putt at Bay Hill’s 18th “the most vital putt of his career” months following he just won The Open up?’

Italian golfer Francesco Molinari’s caddy weighed in indicating: Not @TommyFleetwood1’s working day …. but as ever … course reaction …. remember to consider observe Mr Azinger …. better occasions forward for this “non pga tour winner “ …. humble pie shortly with more custard.’

Golf supporters agreed with the professioanls as one particular man or woman stated: ‘I believe any player would just take an Open championship in excess of 10 PGA Tour wins.’

A person else reported: ‘Strength of discipline right now is way fewer than possibly of Fleetwood’s wins in Abu Dubai. But that doesn’t go well with the narrative of The PGA’s latest puppet.’

Fleetwood has five European Tour wins and alongside Francesco Molinari, grew to become the initial pair to acquire all 4 of their matches at the 2018 Ryder Cup in which Europe defeated the United states of america 17.5-10.5. 

Europe have received the Ryder Cup in four of the final five tournaments versus the People. 

Fleetwood, having said that, did not control to earn the Honda Classic which finished on Sunday as he concluded 3rd behind Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes and the winner Sung-jae Im.  

Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari helped Europe win the 2018 Ryder Cup against the USA

Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari assisted Europe win the 2018 Ryder Cup against the United states of america