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LIV Golfer Ian Poulter Fumes After British Airways Loses His Clubs

LIV Golfer Ian Poulter Fumes After British Airways Loses His Clubs

British professional golfer Ian Poulter had a weekend from hell after British Airways lost his golf clubs during a flight from London to Texas.


Poulter, who plays on the LIV Golf tour, was traveling from Heathrow Airport to Texas ahead of this week's LIV Golf event at the Golf Club of Houston. However, midway through the flight BA informed Poulter via email that his golf bag failed to make the flight.


In a fury, Poulter vented his frustration on social media. "FFS @british_airways so dispointing [sic]. I checked in 2 hours 30 minutes before the flight. What could possibly be the excuse. Just received the email 3 hours into the flight. I wouldn't have bothered flying if you're not sending my golf clubs. Can't swing fresh air," he wrote on Instagram.



Poulter added that fellow LIV golfer Henrik Stenson's clubs were also lost by the airline. "You might as well find those as well whilst your [sic] looking for mine. The only thing you guys do very well is charge for flying," he posted.



British Airways issued a statement apologizing to Poulter and Stenson and said they are working to resolve the situation. But with the LIV event just days away, Poulter currently finds himself without a full bag of clubs to use.


The 48-year-old Englishman has been a member of LIV Golf since its inception. He was scheduled to play in Houston this weekend before the Tour heads to Pinehurst, North Carolina for the U.S. Open and then returns to the United States for subsequent events. But for now, his equipment woes threaten to derail his tournament preparations.


Fans will be watching to see if BA can locate Poulter's gear in time, or if he will be forced to improvise aV Golfer Ian Poultert the first playoff event of LIV Golf's second season.


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This situation is undoubtedly frustrating for Poulter as he prepares for an important stretch of golf. While equipment mishaps are an unfortunate reality for any traveling athlete, losing one's clubs so close to a tournament is one of a golfer's nightmares. It remains to be seen how BA works to remedy this issue, but in the meantime Poulter can only hope his sticks are located swiftly so he's able to properly compete in Houston this weekend. His performances will likely depend heavily on whether he has proper equipment in hand - or is left swinging fresh air instead.





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