Poulter incident irks Garcia

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Defeated Sergio Garcia has departed the WGC-Accenture Match Play clearly unhappy about an incident in the match.

A heavily defeated Sergio Garcia departed the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona on Saturday night clearly unhappy about an incident in the match.
“He’s the one who has to live with it,” said the Spaniard of an incident on the seventh en route to his 7&6 defeat.
Four up at the time, Poulter pushed his approach into the desert scrub and finished in a bush.
He sought a free drop because of a television tower between his ball and flag, but after a long debate with two rules officials involved, he chose to play it from where it was and then aimed away from the tower.
Garcia won the hole, but after losing tge match he said: “He (Poulter) did what he felt was right. I told him what I thought.”
Poulter said: “I thought it was fine, the referee thought it was fine – and Sergio said to me he does not have too much of a problem with it.
“He was not heated – he was just explaining what he would have done in that situation. I think he wanted me to play the shot over the TV tower.”
That was what Poulter indicated to the referees he intended, but he then weighed up his options and changed his mind.

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