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Watch Ian Poulter scold a cameraman after making a quadruple bogey

December 09, 2016

Ian Poulter came unglued during one disastrous hole at the Hong Kong Open on Friday. Instead of taking his frustration out on himself or a particular club, though, Poulter scolded a cameraman.

It all happened on the par-4 15th hole during the second round of the European Tour event. Following a stretch of three birdies in five holes, Poulter had climbed into the top 10, but he tumbled off the leader board with a quadruple bogey. And an ugly one at that.

Poulter missed the green with his approach shot, then dumped a pitch into a greenside bunker. It then took him three shots to get out and then two more putts. As he walked off the green, he pointed at a cameraman and delivered a stern message: "Next time I'm ready to play my shot, don't be running in behind me."


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We're not taking sides here. It's possible the cameraman distracted Poulter. It's also possible he was just looking for someone to blame after making an embarrassing snowman.

Either way, he made the cut on the number. It's probably for the best if Sky Sports sticks a different cameraman with his group on Saturday.