Sir Nick Faldo tells out-of-sorts Ian Poulter to stop being a twit
Ian Poulter should concentrate on his golf rather than keeping his Twitter followers entertained. That's the view of six-time Major winner, Sir Nick Faldo.
Poulter has endured a miserable start to the 2012 season, managing just a joint-45th place finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, before being knocked out of the World Match Play in the first round last week.
Faldo, though, has no sympathy for his fellow Englishman, who once claimed in 2008 that when he played to the top of his potential, "it will be just me and Tiger", in reference to him dominating the game with then world No.1 Tiger Woods.
Instead, Faldo, who handed Poulter a wild card as captain of the European Team for the 2008 Ryder Cup, believes Poulter is far too concerned with matters off the course than his form on it.
Poulter has built up a legion of followers on social networking site Twitter, with over 1.2 million people following the golfer who is known to be a prolific tweeter.
"Poults has just got too much going on, in my view," Faldo said in an interview with the Daily Mail. "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.
"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. I'm hoping he will be shocked by how he has started the season."