Controversial English golfer Ian Poulter has been at the centre of a social media war with two sports writers after the third round of The Masters.

Following his Saturday round of 82, Poulter took exception to The Daily Telegraph‘s (London) writer Oliver Brown, who tweeted, “82 for Poulter today. Bit of a scruffy-looking scorecard, it must be said.”

When Sports Illustrated senior writer came to Brown’s defence, Poulter attacked him, too.

A verbal stoush followed, in which Shipnuck wrote that there was already enough censorship at The Masters, and that Poulter should “let the man opine”. Poulter did not know the word ‘opine’ means to state an opinion and kept arguing:

Then things started to get ugly: