Ian Poulter caddies for, live-tweets his son’s golf victory

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Ian Poulter cyber-blasts Steve Elkington before taking to social media to tweet about his son Luke’s golf victory.

Ian Poulter knows a thing or two about posing with the winner’s trophy after a golf match, but Sunday the 2012 European Ryder Cup hero was bursting with pride after his son, Luke, with dad on the bag, emerged victorious in Orlando.

Luke romped to a seven-shot victory in the boy’s age-nine division of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation event at Walt Disney World’s Palm course and the proud papa handled the luggage and live-tweeting duties throughout, with nary an error.

(Mundy handles looping duties as Luke’s caddie.)

That Poulter was able to carry the sticks and keep his tweeting fingers loose was no surprise for the Twitter king, who took to the links not long after engaging in a grammar-challenged war of words with social-media scourge Steve Elkington.

But first, the tourney, after which Luke, who posted a 4-over 40 on a 2,000-yard track, received congratulations via Twitter from a number of luminaries, including former world No. 1 Luke Donald and third-year PGA Tour pro, Bud Cauley.

Prior to the kudos, the 14-time PGA and Euro Tour winner shared his youngster’s on-course progress, from practice on the range to hardware-hoisting, with his nearly 1.6 million Twitter followers.

As for the Poulter-Elkington online duel, both gents are hardly shy about voicing their views over social media and the former, who does go on about the luxurious autos in his garage, can be somewhat prickly. The latter, however, has a real talent for putting his virtual foot in his mouth, as he did when he idiotically joked about a fatal helicopter crash in Scotland in November, and for generally ticking off the Twitterati.

Here’s a smattering from their type-off, which seemed to start innocently enough but blossomed into a full-blown cat fight involving not-so-innocent bystanders:

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