Ian Poulter had to deal with a rather embarrassing moment after being caught farting live on television.
The Ryder Cup star was competing in the final round of the Travelers Championship, the third event back on the PGA Tour after the coronavirus lockdown.
The world No.59 shot a closing 69 in Connecticut to finish 64th, but the round will be best remembered for the 44-year-old letting rip on the opening tee just after his playing partner Greg Chalmers had teed off.
Ian Poulter had to deal with some embarrassment after being caught farting on live television
Poulter let rip on the opening tee just after his playing partner Greg Chalmers had teed off
Poulter proceeded to ask the cameraman: ‘Did you get that?’, before giggling broke out between the pair.
Australian Chalmers then told him: ‘Stay over there. Is that supposed to be more silent than that?’
Poulter later continued the hysteria on social media, tweeting: ‘It was a little breezy first thing this morning.’
Subtitles on the PGA Tour coverage had the word ‘fart’ in brackets included at the bottom of the screen, which Chalmers found equally hilarious, tweeting: ‘I like the (fart) in the closed caption. That really confirmed it for me.’
Ryder Cup star Poulter then cheekily asked the cameraman: ‘Did you get that?’
Chalmers then told him: ‘Stay over there. Is that supposed to be more silent than that?’
Poulter replied: ‘The best bit everyone thinks it was you,’ and later tweeted: ‘3 club wind this morning on the first tee. Always beware of the live microphone.’
His Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood responded: ‘Very solid Poults.’
This is not the first embarrassing moment in recent memory for a sportsmen, with Andy Murray caught swearing while coaching James Ward at the Battle of the Brits tennis event staged behind closed doors.
Brooks Koepka was also heard saying: ‘Pretty f****** good there’ when his playing partner on Rahm chipped in for birdie at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
The Ryder Cup star was competing in the final round of the Travelers Championship