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Howard Stern encounters Ian Poulter

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Whether it’s “MASHED POTATOES” or “YABBA-DABBA-DO” or “BOOM SHAKA LAKA,” golf fans love yelling stuff at professional golfers.

These days, one of the more popular post-swing catch phrases seems to be “BABA BOOEY,” a nod to Howard Stern producer Gary Dell'Abate. See for yourself below:

Apparently some of these Baba Booey-bombers and other post-shot shouters caught the ear of Ian Poulter at this week’s PGA Championship, and Poulter took to Twitter Saturday night and Sunday afternoon to address the issue:

That last tweet then caught the attention of Mr. Stern, himself, who responded to what he apparently thought was a slight of his right-hand man:

Poulter (1,528,407 followers, as of this writing) then responded to Stern (1,469,277 followers) with a burn about Twitter followers:

I’m not sure I’d call this a beef, exactly, but there are fewer celebrities out there with a more loyal following than Stern’s. So if nothing else, Poulter can probably expect a heaping helping of “BABA BOOEY” catcalls at his next tournament. As for this one? He finished at 8-over par.

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