SOCIAL EYES Poulter's bad week, Bjorn's pension plan

2016 12 Ian Poulter
Social Eyes

Welcome to this week’s Social Eyes where golf’s Twitter King, Ian Poulter, has had a few days he’d probably like to get back.

It all started when he took a Facebook user to task over his rather blunt assessment of the Englishman following his run-in with a cameraman during the Hong Kong Open. You can read the unfortunate back-story here.

Anyway, in response to angry Twitter users, Poulter attempted to defend his decision to call out the man publicly… which drew a response from the guy’s employers.

Cue a torrent of tweets demanding that the chap in question be spared the sack. So, back came Poulter...

Still, not many were impressed by the Ryder Cup star's handling of the whole affair, which left him feeling, well, just a little bit sorry for himself.

Poulter wasn't alone in using Twitter to do a little venting this week. Two-time PGA Tour winner Justin Thomas was getting in on the act, too.

The American played in the FT Shootout last week, where all the talk was about Bryson DeChambeau's 'side-saddle' putting. Thomas played in a group with the maverick DeChambeau and soon after lost his cool in the face of one question too many about the unorthodox putting on display.

Luckily, 'Beef' turned up to save the day with this well-timed tweet.

Meanwhile, John Daly's son, 'Little John', demonstrated during last week's PNC Father/Son Challenge that he has inherited his old man's ability for pounding a golf ball miles down the fairway, as this tweet from the Champions Tour demonstrates...

Ernie Els was amongst those who was impressed by JD Jnr's efforts.

And if you think that's good, just wait until you see how well new European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn's son Oliver swings it...

Speaking of golfers and their kids, James Hahn's daughter met Santa Claus recently and, well, the picture speaks for itself.

Eddie Pepperell doesn't have to worry about keeping kids entertained at Christmas just yet - which is just as well, given what his dog appears to get up to when he's not paying attention.

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