Poulter gets courtesy car towed while at dinner

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Ian Poulter has to take a cab home from dinner Friday - not because he had too much to drink, but because his courtesy car was towed while he was dining.

He later tweeted that he didn't have the paperwork for the courtesy car so he was not able to collect it from the tow yard. He took a cab back to his hotel.

After his round Saturday at Torrey Pines, Poulter explained, “The kind security guard that was standing by my car as I parked, he obviously waited until I left and then called a tow truck to pick it up and take it away so he could make some money.”

When he told the employees at the restaurant that his car had been stolen, he was informed that, no, his car had in fact been towed.

“I said, ‘That was awfully nice of you,’ in a few similar words,” Poulter said.

The Englishman is not the only player to be towed recently. Jordan Spieth actually had Justin Thomas’ car towed during last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open after he received a Snapchat from Thomas of Thomas' car in Spieth’s spot with the following message:  'This is what happens when you get into a tournament late. You have to compromise.'.

Spieth had none of it. "I'm not going to be outdone by a rookie," he said. "When I arrived, I decided to tip the valet guys and tell them, 'My buddy is trying to mess with me. Can we tow his car out of here? Can you put my car in there and not mention it and tow his somewhere else?' There's always an extra set of keys (for courtesy cars), so they got the keys and took his car three lots over."

Who knew parking could be such a hot topic on the PGA Tour?