‘A Midlife Crisis’– LIV Golf Defector Ian Poulter Finally Breaks Silence After a Bizarre Discussion Echoes the Internet Leaving Fans Startled

Published 07/17/2023, 7:10 AM EDT

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Ian Poulter is usually known as a golfer who likes to play the game with much passion. His exceptional skills on the golf course have often left the golfing world in amazement. He has been able to be true to his game on and off the field. While the sport comes out as an elegant and classy game, there are moments on the golf course now and then when players find themselves in peculiar situations.

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Poulter was no exception to this. A similar instance took place with him when a certain picture of the Englishman was uploaded on Reddit. The rare image of the pro golfer on the website has left the golfing community in a frenzy. Let’s find out what the whole fuss is about.

The picture uploaded by the Reddit Community


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A picture of the English golfer was uploaded to the website and this drove the community crazy as people started speculating as to whether he had a part of his body pierced. In the recent Reddit post, Poulter is seen wearing a light blue shirt as he looks far into the course after his shot. The fans went crazy as the post was shared with the caption: “So uhm… does Ian Poulter have a n****e piercing?”

The post not only saw reactions from the fans but the English professional golfer took to Instagram Stories and cleared the air regarding the same. “I know this will disappoint some. But I do not have any piercings. Can’t explain that though,” he hilariously replied to the comment.


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Poulter was last seen in the LIV Golf London event where he finished T11 with a total score of 8-under-par 205. The 47-year-old had recently revealed that he would not take part in The Open which is the final major of the year in men’s golf.

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While the picture of The Postman went viral on Reddit, it drew in a bunch of responses from his fans in the golfing community. It ranged from being amazingly witty to being surprised at the same as people did not think he was someone who would do that and rightfully so! Let us take a look at some of the comments left under the post.

There were fans who responded in a funny manner.

The studs on the end of the bar are probably golf balls.”

“Knowing Ian the studs are probably pictures of himself.”

“Ryder cup balls for sure”


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“Either that or two left n*****s”

Some fans went on to compare him to Pat Perez. “It’s like Poulter and Pat Perez are in a competition to see who can be the most tacky.”

There were some who went on to tease him on his choices. “Ian went to LIV and got a nipple piercing as a midlife crisis.” While some fans did actually consider the possibility. “If you asked me which guy on tour was most likely to have one, it’d certainly be him lol,” said one.


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As the funny post went viral, one can’t deny that the golfer took it in the most lighthearted manner possible as he addressed it on Instagram. What did you feel when you saw the picture? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by:

Allan Abe


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Allan Abe is a fresh golf writer at EssentiallySports. Tiger Woods was the golfer who inspired him into the sport, and he lives by what the legend once said, "No matter how good your get, you can always get better." Allan extends his love for golf by indulging in a little gaming in his free time, with PGA Tour 2K21 being his go to.
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Prateek Srivastava




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