Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are Englishmen, friends, Ryder Cup teammates and practice partners, but their preparation for the third round of the 74th Masters couldn’t have been more different.
Two hours before their 2:45 p.m. tee time in the final group, Westwood was standing in the Augusta National clubhouse, studying a large aerial photograph of the golf course hanging on the wall. "It's amazing how the direction changes," said Westwood, holding a piece of paper to the 10th and 11th holes, two tough par 4s.
Poulter, at almost the exact moment, was on Twitter from the passenger seat of his Mercedes courtesy car, taking video of a blue Corvette convertible on his drive to the course. "This is a must see, on the way to Augusta, dog in passenger seat," Poulter tweeted. The 59-second video shows a man with a huge brown dog, sticking out his tongue, wagging his tail, and pulling himself up on the passenger-side window.
Two pals at 8-under, trying to win their first major in their own way.