News & ToursOctober 23, 2014

PGA president Ted Bishop defends Faldo, calls Poulter lil girl'

PGA of America president Ted Bishop, no stranger to controversy, entered another one via Twitter on Thursday, lashing out at Ian Poulter and calling him "lil girl" for comments he made about Nick Faldo in his new autobiography, "No Limits."

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In the midst of the Ryder Cup last month, Faldo, the last losing European Ryder Cup captain, in 2008, called Garcia "useless" in the '08 matches and said that he had "a bad attitude."

Poulter wrote, among other things:

"It makes me laugh. Faldo is talking about someone being useless at the 2008 Ryder Cup. That's the Ryder Cup where he was captain. That's the Ryder Cup where the Europe team suffered a heavy defeat.

"And he was captain. So who's useless? Faldo might need to have a little look in the mirror. I have always got on great with Faldo in the past and I have a great deal of respect for everything he has achieved but this feels like sour grapes. It feels like a guy who is still bitter that he lost in 2008.Bishop "Faldo has lost a lot of respect from players because of what he said. There were plenty of things a lot of the players were unhappy with at Valhalla but none of us criticised him. He may find that begins to change now."

Poulter has yet to respond to Bishop, but he has responded to other critics of his Faldo comments.

"I guess we can only have opinions if you won a major or 6," he Tweeted.

Bishop has largely been held responsible for selecting Tom Watson as U.S. Ryder Cup captain.

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