Ian Poulter Has to Withdraw From Singapore Open Because Some Jerk Stole His Driver

by Ryan Wilson

Poulter, before tragedy struck.

I haven't thought about Ian Poulter since the Ryder Cup, when he was perfecting "Blue Steel" as the Americans cruised to victory. Well, he's still around, and he even competed in last week's HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Unfortunately, he had his driver stolen during the event, and because Cobra couldn't (wouldn't?) get him a replacement driver until tomorrow, Poulter has decided to pull out of the Singapore Open. Oh, the humanity.

I am really gutted," he told reporters on Wednesday. "I have been thinking about it for four hours and I have decided to withdraw because my new driver will not arrive on time.

"It is disappointing because I did not come all this way not to play. But with so many world ranking points at stake, if I played badly (by using a different driver) I may have lost ground."

A couple of thoughts: first, Poulter's been thinking about that lost driver for four hours? He does realize that the manufacturer will send him another one exactly like the one he lost, right? Second, he can't make his way around the golf course with just his 3-wood in the bag for one freaking day? I mean, is that such a radical idea?

Plus, as Bacon points out, why wouldn't Cobra have a truck at the event to, you know, make him a new favorite driver on the premises? Maybe they find Poulter as insufferable as the rest of us.

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