Young Gun style excites peers


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Count Ian Poulter among those curious to see how Rory McIlroy follows up his victory at the Quail Hollow Championship in today's start of The Players Championship.

Count him, also, among fans of the surging young guns of golf.

“Guys like Rory McIlroy, guys like Ryo Ishikawa, guys that are that good that young, it’s good for golf,” said Poulter, 34. “Golf needs young blood, young players for the kids to look up to and for kids to get excited about.

“I like watching them play golf, and I like playing golf with Rory and Ryo. They’re fearless. That’s why they shoot low rounds. They hit it naturally. They don’t ponder over the ball too long.”