Plaid pants wisecracks lost in translation


NAPLES, Fla. – Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher made a strong impression with their matching plaid purple pants in Friday’s first round of the Shark Shootout.

The two-man team they were paired against had some fun admiring the pants.

“They were sweet,” said Graeme McDowell, who was paired with Boo Weekley in the foursome.

Poulter joked that the wisecracks missed their marks with Weekley speaking in a heavy Southern accent and McDowell in an Irish accent.

“I really don’t know what language they speak, but it isn’t
English,” Poulter said. “There was no English spoken at all.'

McDowell, of Northern Ireland, learned southern ways when he attended the University of Alabama-Birmingham, but that was a decade ago. Weekley grew up in the Florida Panhandle on the Alabama border.

“I’m starting to get the hang of the lingo again,” McDowell said after the round. “I think we’re starting to understand each other.”