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Ian Poulter

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 1/10/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 189

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The 2016 Ryder Cup is off the table as Ian Poulter announced he will be out golf for the next four months with a foot injury.
The Englishman withdrew from this week's Memorial, and now we know why. Doug Ferguson reported that "Poulter has been dealing with an arthritic joint in his right foot that has become so bad he now finds it painful to walk and practice." If you do the math then four months would sit squarely around the start of the Ryder Cup, September 30th. However, (despite his stellar RC track record) it's highly unlikely that Poulter would receive a captain's pick, anyway, given his current form and injury status. We should still expect Poulter to be involved with the European team in some regard, but not actually on the course playing. Jun 3 - 8:51 AM

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Prior to the start of the event, Ian Poulter has backed out of this week's Memorial, he will be replaced in the field by Jason Gore.

There was no injury cited from Poulter, but he was prepping for his fifth straight week of play. Over that stretch his best finish was a T57 at THE PLAYERS. His lone top 40 of the season came at the Puerto Rico Open against a watered-down field. Being a Ryder Cup year, the Englishman is trying to find anything to build on. Unfortunately, his form continues to simmer as he searches for a spark. Replacing him in the field is Jason Gore, who owns a 1-for-4 record at Muirfield Village Golf Club, a T15 back in 2007.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 30 - 8:53 PM

Ian Poulter signed for a bogey-free, 36-34=70 in the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, currently four strokes off the early pace set by Anirban Lahiri.

The Englishman kicked off his week on the back nine with four straight putts made from outside five feet. Two of those putts went for birdies, and two for par. Moderate length par-savers was the theme of the day, as he added four more par-saving putts from outside five feet before his round was over. With the field averaging right around 50 percent of fairways hit, Poulter got a nice leg up on the competition by splitting nine (of 14) fairways in his opening round. The Englishman is making his first start at Quail Hollow since a T5 in 2009, but he's jumping right back into the mix.
May 5 - 1:24 PM

Ian Poulter returns to a comfortable venue with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 at Augusta National Golf Club to open his week at the 80th Masters.

The Englishman split 10 (of 14) fairways today and threw in his fair share of great approach shots to provide some easy birdie opportunities. That included his 184-yard approach shot on the par-4 fifth hole that landed inside five feet for his first birdie of the day. His most notable putts were both from 22 feet, occurring at the par-5 eight for birdie and then to save par at the par-3 12th hole. Despite his form entering Augusta National, he always seems to find a way to contend, posting 10 finishes inside the top 35 (11 starts).
Apr 7 - 6:24 PM

Overnight leader Ian Poulter sleepwalked to an even-par 36-36=72 in today's final round of the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach for a four-day total of 11-under 277, down two spots on the day and one swing shy of a two-man playoff involving Steve Marino and Tony Finau.

The last time Poulter held a 54-hole lead on TOUR was at the 2015 Honda. He had a three-shot advantage at PGA National but stumbled to a final-round 4-over 74 and settled for a T3. The Englishman, making his tourney debut, entered Sunday's play with a one-shot lead over three competitors, including playing partner and fellow first-timer Tony Finau. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation but circled just one birdie at the par-5 fifth for a disappointing 1.923 putts per GIR. The 40-year-old's lone bogey was on the par-4 fourth (failed scramble). His T3 is his first top 10 of the season in his seventh start and first since T5 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational last May.
Mar 27 - 5:27 PM

Top-ranked Ian Poulter painted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach to post 11-under 205, good for a one-shot lead over three players.

At No. 67 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Poulter is the highest-ranked player in the field. He's making his tournament debut along with 36 others (132-man field to begin) and he'll be in the final twosome on Sunday with fellow first-timer Tony Finau. The Englishman began his third frame in a seven-way logjam on T3, two adrift of 36-hole leader Rafael Campos, after opening in 71 and bogey-free 66 -- the latter was the low lap in R2. He split nine (of 14) fairways and circled five birdies on 12 greens in regulation for 1.583 putts per GIR. The 40-year-old's lone bogey was a failed scramble at the par-4 13th. This is his first 54-hole lead on TOUR since the 2015 Honda where he shot a final-round 4-over 74 and settled for T3.
Mar 26 - 6:26 PM

Top-ranked Ian Poulter smoothed a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 on day two of the Puerto Rico Open to reach the halfway mark on 7-under 137, up 49 places on the live leaderboard to T2, and good for the low round of the day thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, Poulter's 66 was the low lap in round two.

The 40-year-old is making his tourney debut and at No. 67 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is the highest-ranked player in the 132-man field. He opened with a three-birdie two-bogey 71 and chased with today's six-birdie effort on 16 greens in regulation, posting 1.688 putts per GIR and a total of 28 putts. The longtime Orlando resident birdied his first three holes on Friday and his final three, with 12 pars in-between. He commented on that afterward, "...Testing the patience, but to close with three birdies moved me up the leaderboard and in a nice place going into the weekend." Poulter has no top 25s on the season in six starts with a best of T30 at the no-cut WGC-HSBC back in November.
Mar 25 - 12:58 PM

Ian Poulter finished inside the top 25 at the 2015 Valspar Championship and returns this week for another crack at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club's Copperhead Course.

The Englishman is 6-for-6 on the European Tour since the FedExCup Playoffs came to an end. That includes a trio of top 20s, but that hasn't translated to the PGA TOUR. Poulter is just 2-for-4 to kick off the new season with his best finish coming overseas in the form of a T30 at the WGC-HSBC Champions. The layout of the Copperhead Course allows for plodders like Poulter to make up ground with their approach and short games, meaning this could be the spot where Poulter grabs his first top 25 of the 2015-16 season.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 9 - 8:34 AM

Ian Poulter defeated Danny Chia 4&3 in the final day singles as he notched a 100% record at the 2016 EurAsia Cup.

Leading from the front in the final day singles Poulter made something of a sedate start with four pars, all of them matched by his opponent, Malaysia'a Chia. But when Poulter hit the accelerator pedal, breaking par 7 times in the next 11 holes, he crushed Chia's hopes and completed a 4&3 victory. Allied to his 4&3 win in the fourballs and 3&2 point-sealer in the foursomes Poulter has answered anyone who wondered about the Englishman's continuing desire. If he requires a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup come September, Darren Clarke will have this performance, and the leadership qualities he displayed throughout the week, in the memory bank.
Jan 17 - 3:47 AM

European captain Darren Clarke wasted no time putting match play wizard Ian Poulter into play, pairing him with Bernard Wiesberger in the first tie of the EurAsia Cup and the strategy worked to perfection.

The English-Austrian combo had a scrap on their hands through the front nine with opponents Anirban Lahiri (India) and Jeunghun Wang (Korea) halving every hole bar the par-5 sixth which the big-hitting Wiesberger birdied to grant the visitors a narrow advantage. But turning for home Europe took control with a mini-blitz on their opponents. Wiesberger made birdie-3 on 10 before Poulter showed his class with an eagle-3 on 11 and a birdie-2 on 12. With the next three holes halved Europe took the point 4&3 and Poulter added to his match play mythology.
Jan 15 - 3:33 AM

Ian Poulter took his talents overseas after falling short in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The Englishman failed to make it to East Lake but immediately jetted across the pond. Three weeks after the BMW Championship he found himself finishing T33 at the British Masters. He pegged it five more times over the fall, only a T30 at the WGC-HSBC Champions counting on his PGA TOUR resume. Poulter is still in search of his first stroke-play victory on U.S. soil.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:54:00 PM

Ian Poulter enjoyed another good day at the Earth course as a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in round one of the DP World Tour Championship put him in a tie for the lead.

The Englishman is a two-time runner-up (2010 and 2013) at this venue and has never finished worse than T26 in the European Tour's closing event. He made his way to the head of the leaderboard via birdies at 3, 4 and 6 on his front nine and at 10, 14 and 15 on the back. His 15-foot putt at 18 to take sole possession of the lead just missed on the left but it was still an excellent start for Poulter, who looked as if he was coming back to his best when T11 in last week's BMW Masters. The Ryder Cup star, who occupies top spot with Marcus Fraser, Andy Sullivan and Martin Kaymer, said later, "There's a lot at stake. it would be nice to finish strong." He hit 17 greens in regulation today after splitting 12 (of 14) fairways.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 04:55:00 AM

With five birdies on his back nine, Ian Poulter painted a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in round two of the BMW Masters in China and moved up five spots to T4.

That's three swings behind leader Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark at the midpoint. After a birdie at No. 2, Poulter's round hit a bump with bogeys at 6 and 8 sending him back into the pack. But he responded in familiar fashion with a barrage of six birdies in the next eight holes, including four straight from the 13th. With one bogey in there too, he arrived at 8-under 136 and will now play in the penultimate group on Saturday with Ryder Cup colleague Sergio Garcia. For the second day running, the Englishman split 11 (of 14) fairways while he found 15 greens in regulation.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 03:43:00 AM

Ian Poulter posted a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the UBS Hong Kong Open and is within two shots of Justin Rose's halfway lead.

Poulter, who only got into the tournament after Rich Beem agreed to hand him his sponsor's invite, is certainly making the most of his opportunity. Today, he got to work early with birdies at 12, 14, 17 and 18 before dropping a shot at No. 1. The Englishman responded with gains at 3 and 4 and was briefly tied for the lead before swallowing a bogey at 9. A closing par at 10 put Poulter in third place in the clubhouse on 7-under 133. Poulter loves to create headlines so the late dash to the Far East to ensure that he plays the minimum number of 13 events to retain his European Tour Membership has the makings of a great story and he knows it. Expect a big challenge on the weekend.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 04:14:00 AM

Ian Poulter will play in this week's Hong Kong Open at Fanling after Rich Beem unselfishly agreed to give up his spot.

Poulter found himself in a hole at the start of the week. By dropping out of the world's top 50 in the updated rankings (he slipped from 46th to 51st), it meant he became ineligible for the upcoming World Golf Championship event in Shanghai. The knock-on effect was that he would not have been able to play the minimum number of 13 events on the 2015 Race to Dubai to retain his European Tour Membership for next season. With entries closed, the Englishman's only route was via a tournament invite which had all been handed out but Beem, more of a recreational golfer these days, saved Poulter's bacon by stepping aside and handing him his place. Beem will instead focus on his flourishing commentary career but should reasonably expect to be wined and dined by Poulter as the week goes on. There could also be champagne coming Beem's way if Europe's Ryder Cup star performs as he does usually in Hong Kong. Poulter won the tournament in 2010 and made the top five either side.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 06:38:00 PM