Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Ian Poulter Misses Pro-Am for Wimpiest Reason Ever
This week at the Alstom Open De France in Versailles, the European Tour event, pro golfers are suffering. Lee Westwood had to pull out of the pro-am because of swollen calf muscle. Colin Montgomerie couldn't tee it up because of a calf injury as well. Matteo Manassero injured his wrist when he was hit with a golf ball while practicing and wasn't able to play in the pro-am.
Oh, and Ian Poulter couldn't play in the Wednesday event either. Why? Because of an insect bite. Seriously. You're probably thinking to yourself, "Well, he got bit on the hand, so he couldn't swing the club. That sounds legit."
Yeah, it was on his shin, but said it became infected so he wasn't able to golf. Here is his explanation from the near death experience.
"I was practising at Woburn on Monday and got bitten by a horsefly or something. It was swollen yesterday and when I put my hand in my pocket I felt a big lump on my groin and knew it wasn't right. I went to the doctors, was given antibiotics and decided I was well enough to fly this morning, but that's probably not done it any good.
"An English doctor said I should go and have an intravenous drip but the French one did not think that was the right thing to do and has given me tablets. I'll come up in the morning to see how it is. Hopefully I'll be okay, but walking for five hours is not going to do it any good and nor is the heat."
My favorite part of that entire explanation is the, "Hopefully I'll be okay." YOU GOT AN INSECT STING! IT WASN'T EVEN A BEE OR HORNET OR YELLOW JACKET! Lord.
I guess we can tally this one under "why people think golf isn't a sport and golfers are pansies." I'm hearing next week Ian might miss the pro-am because he cut his right index finger's fingernail too short. Stay tuned.