Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Players on the European golf tour have elected not to sanction Ian Poulter for donning an Arsenal replica jersey at the recent Abu Dhabi Championship. According to Poulter, the tournament director did not object to football kit as a fairway fashion statement per se, but rather to the prominent logo of a mobile-phone company. Poulter, variously called irrepressible or iconic for his sartorial flourishes, no longer is under obligation to wear adidas gear, so he thought a tribute to his favorite side would add “a bit of fun” to the event. According to Peter Dixon of the Times (London), the 30-year-old Ryder Cup veteran has four casual Arsenal shirts in his bag this week at the Dubai Desert Classic. But threats of censure have come also from Poulter’s home club in Buckinghamshire, where an official said Arsenal gear would not be considered proper golfing attire. “If Ian were to come here wearing a football shirt, we’d impose the same rules on him that we do to anybody else,” says Richard Corbett. Poulter is also an enthusiast of hair dye. He once told a PGA Tour interviewer that his first venture into hair color was red, to commemorate an Arsenal triumph in the FA Cup.