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Ian Poulter |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/10/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 189
College: England

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Ian Poulter has finished second and third in his 14 previous starts at The Open and will bid to take the final step at St. Andrews this week.
Poulter holed a 20-foot putt on the final green at Royal Birkdale in 2008 to post the clubhouse lead before being caught by Padraig Harrington while he was T3 at Muirfield two years ago. He made his Open debut at St. Andrews in 2000 and finished T64 and was only T60 in 2010 but he did post T11 in the 2005 edition. Poulter recorded his best finish of T6 in this year's Masters but a back injury hampered his prep for the U.S. Open where he could only manage T54 and he missed the cut in last week's Scottish Open. The Ryder Cup star has a 14:01 tee time with Masters winners Charl Schwartzel and Bubba Watson on Thursday. Jul 14 - 8:20 AM

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Ian Poulter painted a 1-under-par 36-33=69 on day three of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and is now 4-over 214 after 54 holes.

The Englishman tweeted that he wanted to make a run up the leaderboard over the final two rounds and today's lap has so far elevated him to T26. That's five behind clubhouse leader Louis Oosthuizen and 10 behind on-course leader Jordan Spieth. Poulter mixed two birdies, a bogey and a double bogey-6 on an outward 36 and then gave up the idea of par golf altogether on the back nine. His final seven holes features birdies at 12, 15, 16 and 18 along with bogeys at 13 and 17. Despite being shown laughing at one putt veering off line, Poulter had a good day on the greens, averaging just 1.61 putts per GIR compared to the field average of 1.83.
Jun 20 - 7:20 PM

Ian Poulter shot 2-over-par 36-36=72 in today's opening round of the U.S. Open.

Well, while he panned Chambers Bay a few weeks ago, he's inside the cut line after 18 holes. Poulter opened with a double bogey-6 at the first hole, and then exchanged three birdies with three bogeys the rest of the way. He hit 11 greens in regulation and finished seven shots back of the overnight co-leaders.
Jun 18 - 11:28 PM

Ian Poulter will tee off alongside American duo Zach Johnson and Jimmy Walker in round one of the 115th U.S. Open on Thursday.

The afternoon tee-time of 2:39 p.m. PDT will give the Englishman the chance to see the early play and perhaps reassess his early opinion, based on the early visits of others, that the course would turn the event into "a complete farce". With a day to go, Poulter has yet to update that opinion via social media so he remains a risk for gamers. On the plus side, he's 8-for-11 in U.S. Opens and has cracked the top 25 in the last two. The Englishman also boasts a strong record on links courses and was T5 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on his last start.
Jun 17 - 8:54 AM

Ian Poulter alerted his followers on Twitter today that he's pulled out of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

Poulter wrote, "I will not be competing this week in Texas, I picked up a slight strain in the Gym on Monday, so taking precautions and not chancing it." He didn't specify exactly what hurts, but he added in a follow-up tweet that he's not planning on playing again until the U.S. Open. He's been in good form, so this is a tough pill to swallow for some gamers, but that he's given us an entire day to adjust is appreciated. UPDATE: Mike McAllister of reported on Twitter that Poulter's injury is in his back.
May 27 - 10:25 AM

Ian Poulter stagnated to an even-par 35-35=70 in today's final round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and his 10-under 270 total shared fifth place.

Poulter began his final frame in solo second and just one shot back of playing partner and 54-hole leader Kevin Na. You knew it wouldn't be his day opening with a bogey-6 on the easiest hole on the course. Perhaps it would be his day, as he circled back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4, the latter dropping from 28'10". That would be it however, as the Englishman would not register another par breaker over his last 14 holes, adding his second bogey on No. 9 after his approach found the water. To his credit, Poults hung in there, going 7-for-8 in scrambles, at one point missing six straight greens in regulation and eight over a nine-hole stretch.
May 24 - 7:24 PM

Ian Poulter signed for a 2-under-par 33-35=68 after today's third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and his 10-under 200 has him just one shot back of the leader Kevin Na.

Poulter began the day two shots adrift of Na and in solo second. For his efforts, the Englishman reduced the margin to one after a four birdie, one double-bogey loop, despite amassing 29 putts (more on that later). On his round, Poulter split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation while going a perfect 5-for-5 in scrambling, including a 12'5" par putt that rolled in at the 13th. The 39-year-old dropped two bombs for birdie, the first from 29'8" on the seventh and the second from 31'11" on 15. His double bogey-6 came on No. 10, where after finding the green in regulation, he promptly took four putts to find the bottom of the cup from 16'2".
May 23 - 3:53 PM

Ian Poulter chased his opening 65 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in today's second round to post 8-under 132, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Englishman elected not to compete in the BMW PGA Championship in England because he believes that his game isn't suited for Wentworth. But, he's capitalizing on the trip to Fort Worth. Despite hitting only 10 greens in regulation today, Poulter found six birdies, five ranging from 11-17 feet. He also squared three bogeys, but diverted another with a par save from 15'7" at the par-4 12th. At the time he signed his card, he led the field with 12 birdies and ranked fifth in strokes gained: putting with an aggregate clip of 6.500. Lift, clean and place was in play again for the second round.
May 22 - 1:23 PM

Ian Poulter posted a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in today's opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and sits just one stroke adrift of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

IJP has a pair of top 15s in three tries at Colonial, but this is his first visit since a solo 76th in 2010. Recent form took over today and he rattled in six birdies before squaring a 5 at the 18th hole to close out the round. Four of his birdies found the target from outside 13 feet, including gems from 34'5" and 23'3" at Nos. 3 and 11, respectively. Overall, he missed only three (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation. At last check, he ranked third in the field in strokes gained: putting at 3.776.
May 21 - 8:59 PM

Ian Poulter closed out his week at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship with a 4 and 2 win over Jimmy Walker in today's third round.

You needed only the moving pictures on Thursday to feel Poulter's ire after losing to Gary Woodland. It mathematically eliminated the Brit. Yet, he and Walker, who went 0-3, were obligated to peg it at TPC Harding Park one last time to help set the final earnings, FedExCup points and Official World Golf Ranking points for the 48 that don't advance to Saturday's third round. Committed physically but not emotionally, Poulter tweeted the following this morning: "Well I'm about to play the most pointless round of golf of my life today. Could be a thriller Hahahaha" If the golf gods have a sense of humor, IJP will somehow need at some point down the road whatever he gained by showing up and playing well today. In the meantime, expect a tweak to this format so that the mathematically still have reason to get up and look forward to the privilege to collect a guaranteed wage for playing golf.
May 1 - 4:28 PM

Gary Woodland registered an easy 3-and-2 victory over Ian Poulter in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

All you need to know is that Poulter was steaming when his par try at the par-4 16th failed to drop. It ended the match and mathematically eliminated the Brit now that he's 0-2 on the week. But for the record, Woodland established the lead with a birdie-4 at the first hole and didn't let go. He expanded to 4-up on two occasions before Poulter rallied with a birdie-3 at 12. Woodland's bogey-4 at 13 gave away another hole, but Poulter failed to capitalize on the momentum. Poulter is scheduled to return to TPC Harding Park on Friday for what would be a relatively meaningless (to him) third-round match with Jimmy Walker, while Woodland (2-0) will be in hot pursuit of advancing to the round of 16. He'll be waging battle with Webb Simpson.
Apr 30 - 7:25 PM

Webb Simpson easily dismissed Ian Poulter 3 and 2 in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Poulter's match-play prowess precedes him, but he was a first-round exit in three of the last four editions. He'd have padded that total today if not for the new format. The Englishman went out in birdie-free 4-over-par at TPC Harding Park today. Simpson picked up wins with birdies at the par-5 first and par-4 eighth, and with par-4s at Nos. 4 and 6. Poulter's only win came with a par at the par-3 ninth, but he couldn't generate any momentum. The duo halved all seven holes after the turn. The match ended with par-4s at No. 16. Simpson will try his luck again Jimmy Walker on Thursday. Poulter will greet Gary Woodland.
Apr 29 - 4:57 PM

Despite a sore throat, Ian Poulter carded a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in today's opening round of the RBC Heritage.

Poulter closed out his Wednesday on Twitter with the following message: "Night all, in bed early not feeling 100%, sore throat, hope it's a little better in the morning." Well, regardless of how his body responded to a night's rest, he has to feel good about his effort inside the ropes at Harbour Town today. He went 6-for-8 in scrambling with two bogeys and circled four birdies, including rolls from 15'1" and 11'6" at Nos. 4 and 7, respectively. The Englishman has been on a quiet tear of late with eight top 25s in his last 10 starts worldwide. He's just two strokes off the early pace in South Carolina.
Apr 16 - 1:19 PM

Ian Poulter kept the pedal down in today's final round of the 79th Masters after which he put his signature to a 5-under-par 33-34=67.

While it wasn't bogey-free like Saturday's loop, it's the same score. He hit 15 greens in regulation in the finale and circled six birdies. He came to rest at 9-under 279, good for a share of the 72-hole clubhouse lead with fellow Englishman, Paul Casey. Poulter hit a field-high 59 greens in regulation this week. Meanwhile, on Saturday, Alex Miceli alerted his followers on Twitter that Poulter will be taking a pass on the BMW PGA Championship in late May and probably won't compete in Europe until The Open Championship in mid-July.
Apr 12 - 6:09 PM

Ian Poulter posted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his third round of the 79th Masters to set the 54-hole clubhouse lead at 4-under 212.

At the time he signed his card, the Englishman sat one stroke outside the top 10, but he'll own the clubhouse lead for a bit. He missed only one green in regulation and rolled in five birdies, including at the par-4 11th and 14th holes. This is his lowest of 41 competitive rounds at Augusta National. He's missed only 10 greens in regulation all week.
Apr 11 - 3:11 PM