Ian Poulter has a tendency to shank golf balls. Kind of like Webb Simpson, Poulter has a swing that lends itself to contacting the ball with the hosel of the golf club, causing a shank and sending the ball sailing way right of the intended target (for a right-handed player).
Poulter shanked another one on Friday in the second round of the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Poulter shanked his tee shot on the 168-yard, par-3 seventh hole, hitting the ball so far right that it nearly landed in another fairway and wound up behind a tree on the other side of the water hazard running diagonally across the hole.
Another day, another shank at @OmegaDDC ?
Exhibit: Ian Poulter pic.twitter.com/P6SgyAu9Tf
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) February 3, 2017
These things happen, and they’re not the end of the world. However, Poulter didn’t get a chance to finish the hole on Friday. Play was suspended due to heavy winds at Emirates Golf Club. That means Poulter will have to come back on Saturday and pick up his second round from where his tee shot landed.
When play was suspended, Poulter was six shots off the lead of George Coetzee and tied for 13th place.