Ian Poulter ripped into Chambers Bay this morning with a 327 word instagram post about the state of the greens at the US Open venue. By Alex Clewett

Ian Poulter ripped into Chambers Bay this morning with a 327-word instagram post about the state of the greens at the US Open venue.

This came after his criticism before the start of the tournament stating the course was a “complete farce”. This time around, he said the greens were “the worst most disgraceful surfaces I have ever seen”, with the accompanying picture showing he may have a point.

The poa annua and fescue mix on the greens at Chambers Bay has received numerous complaints from other fellow tour pros including Billy Horschel, Sergio Garcia and Colin Montgomerie, with the key issues cited being the varying green speeds between greens and the different growth speeds of the two types of grass.

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Ian Poulter’s angry instagram post this morning: is he moaning unnecessarily or does he have a point?

Ultimately however, the most consistent player all week won as did the best putter in the world; maybe the greens weren’t so bad after all? In addition, the leaderboard all weekend was congested with big names and was also conspicuous by Poulter’s unsurprising absence.

Perhaps it might be beneficial for Poulter to curtail his “whining” as many commenters on the post said, until he has won again on a course with the perfect surfaces he plays on week in week out.

 

 

  • Seems that in a clear the air discussion with Billy Horschel Mike Davis of USGA admitted that the greens were not as good as they would have liked. Why couldn’t he have been big enough to admit that during the tournament? That’s the kind of aloof arrogance that gets up the players’ noses.

  • Frkgolf

    Ian is spot on granted the best putter in world won, no problem there but there was just to much undulation as the grass grew. One particular recorded Putt was Darren Clarks In then Out, no way in the world would you expect that sort of surface for a Major, yes I’m afraid he was Spot On.

  • John W. Matney

    Ian’s right!