PGA president Ted Bishop sacked over Poulter `lil girl` jibe

PGA president Ted Bishop sacked over Poulter `lil girl` jibe

Ted Bishop has been sacked as president of the PGA of America, less than a day after he called Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on Twitter.

The PGA of America said Friday that Bishop was relieved of his duties after the slur aimed at the European Ryder Cup player, which he then repeated on Facebook, before removing both of them.

"The members and apprentices of the PGA of America must uphold the highest standards and values of the profession, as well as the manner in which we conduct ourselves at all times," said PGA vice president Derek Sprague, who will replace Bishop on an interim basis.

"We apologize to any individual or group that felt diminished, in any way, by this unacceptable incident." 

Bishop had one month remaining on a two-year term.

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