By Nick Harris
29 September 2010
A day after Ian Poulter clarified, via his Twitter account, that Colin Montgomerie had not in fact banned his Ryder Cup players from tweeting during the event, the English golfer has revealed he’s lost another bet to a team-mate over the result of a practice round.
Yesterday, Poulter tweeted: “Great day today played with [Ross] Fisher today against [Padraig] Harrington [and Luke] Donald and the[y] cleaned us out. Need a visit to the ATM machine.”
Today he tweeted: “Practice went well again today. The Italian brother[s] [Francesco and Edoardo] took Miguel [Angel Jiminez] and my cash today. I feel like a cash machine this week.”
Poulter’s latest dispatch at about 6pm today (Wednesday) detailed how the European team were on the bus to Cardiff castle to meet “HRH”, aka Prince Charles.
Poulter is the 11th most followed tweeter in the whole of global sport, with 1.01m followers as of today. The only 10 sportspeople with more followers to date are Shaq, Lance Armstrong, Tony Hawk, Kaka, Serena Williams, Dwight Howard, Ryan Sheckler, Paul Pierce, Chad Ochocinco and Nick Swisher. A regularly updated list can he found at Famecount.