Ian Poulter Tweets at Tiger Woods Following Fumble in Dubai

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IDecember 1, 2010

Ian Poulter was needled by Tiger then stuck the needle back in Woods.
Ian Poulter was needled by Tiger then stuck the needle back in Woods.Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

If you paid attention to what transpired at the Dubai World Championship last Sunday, you'd know that Ian Poulter left himself wide open for the needle.

Tiger Woods, at least the Tiger Woods we once knew, loves to stick the needle in his fellow competitors, in a friendly way.

He's got a good group of them at his little shindig this week at the Sherwood Country Club for the Chevron World Challenge, and if you believe Poulter's tweet, there was some ribbing going on at the putting green on Tuesday.

The green at the second playoff hole of last week's Dubai World Championship is where Poulter accidentally dropped his golf ball and it hit his marker, moving the mark and thus incurring a one-shot penalty. Poulter's birdie putt became a par putt from 25 feet, and it ended up giving Robert Karlsson an easy victory.

"Tiger called across the putting green today & said don't you know know how to mark ur ball, I said settle down No 2 to funny," is what Poulter tweeted about his exchange with Woods.

Touche Tiger.

No doubt Tiger couldn't resist. Poulter's now-famous drop turned his marker into a tiddly-wink and with it, he cost himself a second straight victory on the European Tour.

Poulter has a history of speaking his mind. He went on record two years ago saying he was looking forward to taking the No. 1 spot from Tiger.

Still, No. 2 is No. 2, and Poulter's No. 8. So, he still has a way to go, and Tiger's got to figure out a comeback from Poulter's jab.