Anyone who’s golfed before knows it’s a really hard sport, and that it’s pretty tough to keep your composure.
One unfortunate cameraman found out the hard way Friday at the Hong Kong Open.
Ian Poulter self-destructed late in the second round of the European Tour event, putting up a quadruple bogey on the par-4 15th hole. The British golfer obviously was frustrated, but he wasn’t just ticked off with his own play.
Poulter was upset with a cameraman who seemingly distracted him before one of his shots. And Sky Sports panned right to that cameraman just as Poulter gave him a tongue-lashing.
“Next time I’m ready to play my shot, don’t be running in behind me,” Poulter said.
Poulter took his beef off the course, too, reiterating the cameraman’s mistake on Twitter.
The 40-year-old finished the round with a respectable 72 to make the cut despite his horrific hole. And to his credit, he admitted he needed to keep his head in the game heading into the final two rounds.
But since this is Twitter, many weren’t ready to give him the benefit of the doubt.
We don’t necessarily blame Poulter for pointing out this cameraman’s transgression, but he might want to lay low for a little while.