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Ian Poulter gifts Tiger Woods with a new nickname: 'No. 2'

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Ian Poulter is fast making a name for himself, elbowing his way into the golf consciousness Tweet by goading Tweet. Latest in his sights: some guy who goes by the Twitter handle @tigerwoods.

Seems that Poulter and this "Tiger Woods" fellow had a bit of a friendly back-and-forth on the putting green Tuesday prior to this weekend's Chevron World Challenge. Poulter, coming off his bizarre little rules violation in Dubai, recounted the following exchange to a Twitter friend by the name of @westwoodlee:

Tiger called across the putting green today & said don't you know how to mark ur ball, I said settle down No 2.

[Read more: Poulter hit with odd disqualification]

Ooooh! Burn! Even if we have to supply the punctuation ourselves! Woods, meanwhile, learned his way around this Twitter thing, responding to fans' replies on various subjects (What he eats during rounds: peanut butter and banana sandwiches, almonds; his favorite course: St. Andrews; what he'd be playing if he weren't playing golf: basketball).

[Related: Poulter’s threat to leave the PGA tour]

Thing is, Poulter also might have to eat his words if everything breaks Tiger's way. If Woods is able to win this weekend and Westwood finishes outside the top 2 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, Woods could actually reclaim the No. 1 spot.

It'd be sweet redemption, certainly, as the Chevron was the first event Woods had to cancel on last year. And although the chances of that are slim -- Woods' game has shown no signs of being near a winning level just yet -- it's still out there. And anything that can shut Poulter up is just fine with us.

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