News & ToursApril 29, 2015

Ian Poulter has heated Chambers Bay discussion on Twitter, winds up being offered a special tour of the U.S. Open site

Last week, Ian Poulter took to Twitter to defend his decision to skip the European Tour's flagship event. This week, the site of the biggest remaining tournament in the U.S. has become his target.

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Poulter has yet to see Chambers Bay in person, but that didn't stop him from relaying opinions he's heard from fellow players. Here's the tweet that started his latest social media skirmish:

As you can imagine, this statement drew plenty of reaction -- and more responses from Poulter. First, Peter Uihlein, who won the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay, defended the course:

Then fans chimed in:

Ouch, Ian. But not all the fans were upset:

Then Poulter gave a couple quick Twitter lessons to the haters:

Then our own Ron Sirak joined the fray:

And finally, one of Chambers Bay's architects, Jay Blasi, made his voice heard:

OK, so that ended a lot better than it could have. We look forward to hearing Poulter's take once he tees it up there.

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