Ian Poulter Celebrates Way Too Early; Hostile Crowd Let Him Know

  • The Waste Management Phoenix Open starts today and the players were playing in a Pro-Am yesterday.
  • Ian Poulter was trying to sink a birdie putt when he celebrated way too early.

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The 20,000 seater stadium that surrounds the 16th hole at Scottsdale.

We love everything about the Phoenix Open, especially the crowd’s notoriety for creating lots of noise and turning the 16th hole into a gladiator arena.

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Source: PGA TOUR

Earlier in the week Tiger Woods talked about the euphoria of achieving a hole-in-one at the famous hole, describing how the crowd decided to throw beer everywhere.

Ian Poulter was playing a practice round when he decided to bring out a bit of that arrogance we’re so used to seeing – what did you expect from the man who has 6 Ferraris? Spare a thought for his sons who awkwardly hover behind Dad as he eats some humble pie.


The Englishman took it in a similar way to the Darren Clarke prank he suffered a few weeks ago. This was all a bit of banter and it serves as an awesome reminder of what’s to come!

Here are ten athletes who made the mistake of celebrating too early…