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Poulter's pic shows just how bad the greens were.
# Green eyed monster
Ian Poulter didn't hold back when explaining the state of the Chambers Bay greens
“They were simply the worst most disgraceful surface I have ever seen”

LIKE HIM, LOVE him or hate him, Ian Poulter has never been one to bite his tongue.

The English golfer finished just outside the top 50 at the US Open this weekend on 11 over par, after a disappointing seven over final round of 77.

Clearly frustrated after a difficult week at the cotroversial course, Poulter became the latest player to speak out about the now infamous greens, putting a picture and a lengthy post explaining his annoyance on Instagram.

While the picture does seem to be filtered, it does give the best indication yet as to just how bobbly and rough they were, looking more like the surface you find at the local pitch and putt course, rather than a major tournament.

Poulter said that had it been a regular tournament, many players wouldn’t have bothered to tee up their balls on Thursday morning, and that too many were afraid to speak their mind.

He also went on to say that he enjoyed the challenges the rest of the course provided, saying that “it played well and was playable”.

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Expect him to be off USGA’s Christmas card list.

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