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Huh? CNN International Headline: ‘Is Ian Poulter The P Diddy Of Golf?’

Wait. What?

Actually, CNN International Edition writer Will Tidey makes a compelling case regarding the similarities between P Diddy and golfer Ian Poulter, despite the apparent absurdity inherent to such an odd comparison. Both are flamboyant characters who enjoy messing around with clubs. Ha!  Get it? You do, but still don’t find it funny? Sigh.

Anyhoo, Tidey begins:

One is a hip-hop superstar and music mogul who dazzles audiences with his lyrical prowess, the other is a gregarious golfer who fights with the world’s best to sink balls in the fewest shots.

Their professions may be world’s apart but rapper Sean “P Diddy” Combs and Ian Poulter have more in common than first meets the eye.

That’s because Combs and Poulter — who are both ferocious self-publicists, lovers of the high life and boast their own clothing lines — are two examples of celebrities building business around their personalities.

Fair enough. Still, P Diddy and Ian Poulter? Despite their relative similarities as it pertains to their acumen for business-related wheelings and dealings, It just doesn’t work for me. To be honest, as far as comparisons to hip hop stars go, Ian Poulter reminds me a bit more of Gerardo, for some reason. Don’t know why, though. Maybe because Poulter is so suave, I guess.

Is Ian Poulter the ‘P Diddy’ of golf? [CNN International (via Yahoo!)]