Two-time major winner and onetime chainsaw handler Greg Norman tweeted at Ian Poulter Monday afternoon with an offer he should refuse.
@IanJamesPoulter Mate noticed something in your putting when I watched you yesterday. Easy fix.— Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) November 17, 2014
Poulter shot a 67 at the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday and could have forced a playoff with eventual winner Brooks Koepka, but he missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole.
The 12-time European Tour-winner and Ryder Cup stalwart vented his frustration after the loss.
"Yes, I'm going to be angry," he said. "I'll be angry for a good few days. But that's fine. I'll keep myself in my own little room and have a little chat with myself and come out and win next week."
Poulter has been one of the most lights out putters on tour for years, and he only seems to get better with the flat stick when Ryder Cup pressure is on.
The Shark, on the other hand, despite all his years spent atop the World Golf Ranking, is perhaps best known for his failures at the 1986 Masters, capped by a missed 15-footer on Augusta's final hole that would have forced a playoff with Jack Nicklaus, and the 1996 Masters, in which his putter was just one aspect of his game that deserted him as he forfeited a six-shot lead to Nick Faldo.
Poulter must be desperate, because it didn't take long for him to respond.
I will give you a call @SharkGregNorman. Thanks Poults.— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) November 17, 2014