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Ian Poulter reveals players think the U.S. Open course is a 'farce'

Ian Poulter of England hits his third shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 18, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
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Ian Poulter of England hits his third shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 18, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

[Editor's note: The following article contains profanity.]

With much uncertainty surrounding Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open for the first time ever, Ian Poulter poured more gasoline on the growing fire on Tuesday. The USGA's Executive Director Mike Davis caused a stir when he said his team were considering placing tee boxes on slopes — which would break a long-standing tradition in golf — and now Poulter says he's hearing reports from other players that the course is a joke.

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Naturally, he faced some backlash from golf fans afterwards: