Ian Poulter feels vindicated on Scottish Open ban enchantment – ‘I didn’t have some other selection’
The Ryder Cup veteran was one in every of three LIV Golf gamers who efficiently had their suspensions and fines from the DP World Tour revoked pending an enchantment, clearing them to play this week at The Renaissance.
Poulter will arrive in Scotland tomorrow after finishing the JP McManus Professional-Am in Eire. The opposite two LIV gamers who efficiently challenged the ban, Spain’s Adrian Otaegui and South Africa’s Justin Hardiong, are already in East Lothian.
Ian Poulter feels he made the precise choice to attempt to drive his manner again into the Genesis Scottish Open and is unconcerned concerning the reception awaiting him at North Berwick.
Otaegui declined to talk about the matter on Tuesday saying he’d been suggested to say nothing, however Poulter spoke freely from Eire.
“I really feel fairly good,” he mentioned. “I really feel prefer it was the precise choice and I’m trying ahead to the week.
“I’m not involved to be sincere. My reception right here has been unbelievable with the 40,000 followers that we’ve had.
“The locker room are those who I play in opposition to week in, week out and in the event that they take objection to it that’s as much as these guys – I haven’t had an issue with any of the gamers. I’ve seen Rory (McIlroy) this week and had a chat, I’ve seen Thomas (Bjorn) and we have now a distinction of opinion, however we’re nonetheless buddies.
“While you’ve performed golf with these gamers for a really very long time it’s strictly a enterprise choice. It’s not a private choice that should get in the best way of friendships and I class just about all people out right here on Tour as a good friend.”
Poulter says he wouldn’t have appealed if “it wasn’t the precise factor to do.”
“I don’t really feel I’ve carried out something completely different to how I’ve performed golf over the past 24 years. I didn’t have some other selection, I needed to enchantment. I’m not going to take a seat again after I really feel that it’s barely unjust – we adopted the procedures that have been in play.
“I’ve at all times performed the Scottish Open, it’s a part of my course of. The one hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews is a major one for me. It was my first Open in 2000, it is going to be my final Open at St Andrews. I needed to have some hyperlinks prep getting into.
“The disputes panel that judged on it have clearly judged that the ban was unfair. In order that’s stage one in every of this course of I assume.
“I don’t know the following stage as but, how that unfolds or whether or not that’s in weeks, months, years. We’ll have to attend and see.”