Ian Poulter :: His best tweets

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Believe it or not, only Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have more Twitter followers than Ian Poulter.

Surprised by that? You shouldn't be. With self-criticism, controversy and cars a regular feature on his account, here's why the 40-year-old Englishman is a must follow.

Poulter on personal performances...

With the exception of the Masters, 2015 has been a poor season for Poulter in the majors - and he's always been quick to realise it. Even after the first round at Augusta, where he shot a round of 73, he tweeted:

Ian Poulter - Performance1

But after missing the cut at the Open at St Andrews last month, the Englishman was far more scathing in his self-assessment.

Ian Poulter - Performance2

Poulter being critical on courses...

Before checking out Chambers Bay, Poulter seemed to have his mind made up on this year's US Open venue, where he went on to narrowly make it to the weekend before finishing T54. In the weeks leading up to the US Open, he caused a stir by tweeting:

Ian Poulter - Chambers Bay

And relating back to the UK, the Englishman took a lot of flak in the media for his decision to miss out on the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, a course he has historically performed poorly at, and responded by saying:

Poulter - Wentworth

Poulter on being branded 'overrated'...

An anonymous survey conducted by Sports Illustrated found that Poulter and Rickie Fowler were branded as the 'most overrated' players on tour, as voted for by their fellow professionals. His response?

Ian Poulter - Overrated

Poulter on the 2015 Match Play format...

Two defeats from two matches at the WGC-Match Play and with no chance to qualify for the latter stages in the revamped group stage/knockout format, the Ryder Cup star was less than happy heading into his final group match.

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Ian Poulter - Matchplay2

Poulter and that feud with Matsuyama...

After the Japanese star damaged the 13th green at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship, Poulter very publicly took to Twitter to slam the actions of the young star. Matsuyama subsequently apologised.

Ian Poulter - Matsuyama

Poulter on SPOTY...

After Rory McIlroy was overlooked as the choice for Sports Personality of the Year for 2014 despite winning two majors and contributing hugely to Team Europe's Ryder Cup success (yes, we're still reeling about it too), Poulter lashed out and downplayed the efforts of winner Lewis Hamilton.

Ian Poulter - SPOTY

Poulter on battling Baba Booey...

At the 2013 US PGA Championship, Poulter snapped after one to many shouts of Baba Booey...

Ian Poulter - Baba Booey

Poulter and that nanny tweet...

Possibly not the best choice of tweet, Poulter was caned for this post about his nanny having to be separated from his wife and kids on a flight last summer...

Ian Poulter - Nanny

Poulter and his car collection...

Besides being one of the world's best golfers, another reason to be insanely jealous of the 12-time European Tour winner is his car collection - and he certainly isn't shy about showing off his latest additions.

Ian Poulter - Ferrari

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Ian Poulter - Car collection

Yep, we can all dream...

Ian Poulter :: Twitter entertainer

What do you think makes Ian Poulter such a good follow on Twitter, and are you surprised at his follower numbers compared to the likes of Spieth, Fowler and Rose? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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