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PGA president calls Ian Poulter 'lil girl' for criticism of Ryder Cup captains

  • FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, Europe’s Ian Poulter plays out of the rough on the 15th hole during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland. The PGA of America president referred to Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 2014, for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, Europe‚Äôs Ian Poulter plays out of the rough on the 15th hole during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland. The PGA of America president referred to Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 2014, for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)  (The Associated Press)

The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a "lil girl' for his criticism of the way Nick Faldo and Tom Watson captained their Ryder Cup teams.

Faldo was captain of the last European team that lost in 2008. Watson was captain of the American team that lost at Gleneagles last month. Poulter was critical of both in his book, "No Limits," which was released this week.

PGA President Ted Bishop directed a tweet at Poulter that said, "Faldo's record stands by itself. Six majors and all-time RC points. Yours vs. His? Lil Girl."

In a separate posting on his Facebook page, Bishop said for someone like Poulter to criticize two players of their stature made him sound "like a little school girl squealing during recess."