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Ian Poulter is still giving no guarantee he’ll return to the French Open despite getting an apology from the head of French golf.

Ian Poulter is still giving no guarantee he’ll return to the French Open despite getting an apology from the head of French golf.
Poulter was furious on Sunday when a “novice” press photographer clicked at the wrong time as he was challenging for the title. The shot finished in a lake and he went on to finish third.
European Tour chief executive George O’Grady said on Thursday: “I spoke to him and conveyed, in fact, an apology from the president of the French Golf Federation for the behaviour of the photographer because they worked very hard to really improve that tournament.
“Ian’s a very passionate competitor who gives his all. He was polite enough to say that it was an excellent tournament, really well-staged, with a great crowd.
“He has said to the French organisers and to me – I think he used the word ‘apologised’ – that he was hot-headed. It was too soon after his round and he would not have reacted that way on Monday.
“He has conveyed besides what he said that the French Open is definitely on his schedule.”
After an opening 69 at the Scottish Open, however, the Ryder Cup star commented: “We’ll see. But that’s not a commitment.”

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