Faldo criticises Poulter for excessive use of Twitter – Golf News
Sir Nick Faldo, an English professional golfer and analyst at CBS Sports, joined the debate over Ian Poulter’s poor form in the early months of the 2012 golf season.
He believes that Poulter can make a quick recovery from the slump by staying focused on the game.
He said that the player appears to have been distracted due his non-golf activities, and it can further deteriorate his performance.
He advised Poulter to concentrate on the game only and leave all the other matters off the field.
Poulter’s poor form can be judged by the fact that the player has succeeded in making his best finish in the season at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which was a tie for the 45th.
Following his appearance in Phoenix Open, he flew to Arizona for the first World Golf Championship of the season, Accenture Match Play Championship and was knocked out by Sang-Moon Bae in the opening round.
According to Faldo, being a regular tweeter is a major source of distraction for Poulter's game.
He believes that the Englishman can definitely regain his form if he stays away from Twitter while he is on the course.
Apart from Twitter, Faldo also addressed issues related to his family, as his wife recently gave birth to their fourth child, which has also diverted his attention for the time being.
"Poults has just got too much going on, in my view," Nick said. "He's got the house in Orlando, which has taken years to build and he must have lost a fortune on given the way the market has gone".
"He and his wife have just had their fourth child. He's got the worry of keeping his clothing company afloat and then there's the fact he's always tweeting like crazy," he continued.
"I watched him on the practice ground at the Accenture last week and there he was, bouncing away and tweeting furiously instead of putting in some quality time on his game," he added.
After the news regarding Faldo’s comments broke, Poulter killed the story through a tweet by saying that he talked to Faldo on the phone and he was misquoted, as the newspapers always do.