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Ian Poulter took a bad drop at the China Open, then made fun of himself on Twitter

April 25, 2014

Ian Poulter called them "basic rules," but in his defense, it's hard not to get a little confused sometimes.

After hitting his drive into the foliage off the tee on the 13th hole at the China Open on Friday, Poulter took his required two club-length drop. So far, so good. But when Poulter dropped his ball back into play, it landed onto a cart path. So, as is his right, he took another drop; two club-lengths, no nearer the hole.

"We make mistakes, I guess, and that was a fun one," Poulter said after the round. "Guess I need to get the rulesbook back out and start chewing it."

He followed up on Twitter:

I didn't think it would be difficult to drop a golf ball, but today I managed to make a complete $€$%^#¥= arse of it. Basic Rules. #Nobhead

— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) April 25, 2014 He may have been upset at the time, but Poulter handled it in good spirits, offering a prize to the person who could make fun of him the best.

— The Dusty Badger (@GeorgieTheGoona) April 25, 2014

— Pavan Sagoo (@PavanSagooo) April 25, 2014

@IanJamesPoulter @IJPDesign please sign something and send it me !!!!! pic.twitter.com/pXC8BzLDTv

— Richie (@MushThePig) April 25, 2014

— Adam Hunter (@AdHunter1984) April 25, 2014