'Stay over there': Golfer stuns Aussie rival with mega-fart

Chris Young
Sports Reporter
British golfer Ian Poulter took it in stride when a live mic at the PGA Tour captured an unfortunate breaking of wind right after he teed off. Pictures: PGA Tour/Twitter

Never let it be said that golfer Ian Poulter isn’t a good sport.

The English world no.59 was the victim of a live microphone after at the first tee in the final round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, ripping an incredibly loud and lengthy fart after his swing.

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A bit of of wind can present challenges for top golfers at the best of times - but Poulter was able to easily brush off his unfortunate slip-up.

“Did you get that?,” the British golfer asked somewhat innocently as his competitors, including Australian pro Greg Chalmers, cracked up.

The Australian player was the one on the tee when the fart was picked up by the microphone.

“Stay over there,” Chalmers joked to his rival.

“Is that supposed to be more silent than that?”

To Poulter’s credit, he took his unfortunate gaffe in stride, sharing video of the hilarious moment on his Twitter account and joking about it with fans.

“3 club wind this morning on the first tee. Always beware of the live mic,” the 44-year-old posted on Twitter.

In typical Aussie fashion, Chalmers couldn’t help but get stuck in on Twitter as well, noting how the viral clip if Poulter’s fart had helpfully been subtitled to ensure viewers knew exactly when Poulter had let it rip.

“The best bit everyone thinks it was you,” Poulter shot back.

COVID-19 tests plague PGA Tour

American Harris English has become the fifth player on the PGA Tour to test positive for COVID-19.

English, 30, was set to participate in this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club but was forced to withdraw from the event after testing positive during the pre-tournament screening process this week.

English joins compatriots Denny McCarthy, Cameron Champ and Nick Watney and South African Dylan Frittelli on the list of PGA Tour players who have tested positive in recent weeks since the Tour resumed earlier this month.

"While it's disappointing to receive this news, as I feel healthy, I'm pleased that the new safety protocols we have in place worked this week," English, who is set to self-isolate, said in a statement.

"I fully supported the Tour's new rule of not allowing anyone on the tournament grounds until testing negative, as protecting others in the field and everyone affiliated with the tournament and the community should be the No. 1 priority as a result of a positive test.

"I appreciate the Tour's support and I look forward to competing again after I'm fully recovered."

With AAP