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Ian Poulter |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/10/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 189
College: England

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Ian Poulter halved his singles match with Webb Simpson at the 40th Ryder Cup.
Europe has already won the competition, but pride is on the line for the guys still on the course. Poulter was chasing his first win of the week, but settled for a 0-1-2 slate, and he needed a birdie-4 at the last to secure it. He was 2 up at the turn thanks to five wins going out at Gleneagles. Simpson picked off three to keep it close. He then won Nos. 10, 14 and 17 to take the lead, but settled for par at the last. The overall score when they shook hands was 16-10. Simpson went 0-1-1. He didn't play on Saturday. Sep 28 - 12:07 PM

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Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter battled back to halve their four-ball match with Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker, closing out the third session of the Ryder Cup.

This was easily the closest match of the session, and the only one that advanced past the 16th hole at Gleneagles. The European team led 2 up at the turn, but the Americans won three of the next four holes with birdies to take a 1-up lead. The 14th and 15th holes were halved with birdies, including an improbably hole-out by Poulter on the 15th, before a birdie by the Brit on 16 squared the match. Fowler converted a critical par save on the par-3 17th and the final hole was halved with birdie. Fowler and Walker have now halved each of their three matches, while McIlroy moves to 1-0-2 and Poulter improves to 0-1-1. Poulter will sit out the foursomes session. At the end of three sessions, the Europeans lead 6½-5½.
Sep 27 - 8:25 AM

Ian Poulter is looking to maintain his Ryder Cup prowess this week at Gleneagles.

Poulter's success at previous Ryder Cup events is no secret. His resume includes a 12-3-0 record in four appearances. Most notable being his 4-0-0 record in singles. On the flip side, this is arguably the worst form the Englishman has been in prior to entering any of his previous Ryder Cups. History often repeats itself, but expecting Poulter to regain form out of thin air is kind of a longshot. Look for the Englishman to elevate his game this week, but don't be surprised if he loses a match or two.
Sep 25 - 9:21 AM

Ian Poulter received a captain's pick to compete in the Ryder Cup in Scotland on Sept. 26-28.

Despite his form, this was as foregone a conclusion as there's ever been with the selections following automatic qualifying. Captain Paul McGinley may not have wanted to burn a captain's pick on the Brit, but that Poulter needed one is the reason why the picks exist. "I’m absolutely thrilled," Poulter said. "To get the call was amazing. I can’t wait for Gleneagles. It’s a fantastic feeling and I’m proud to be a pick. The Ryder Cup means a lot to me and I can’t wait. It’s always difficult to make a Ryder Cup team and this one was no different. Paul had a very difficult decision with some fantastic players to pick from." Poulter owns a staggering 12-3-0 record in four previous appearances in the biennial competition. He's 4-0-0 in singles.
Sep 2 - 11:38 AM

Ian Poulter fired a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to tie for 23rd at 7-under 277, failing to crack the top 70 in the FedExCup Standings.

With only the top 70 advancing to the BMW Championship, Poulter's season came to an end at TPC Boston. He finished 78th in the FedExCup standings. The others that failed to advance are: Robert Streb (71st); Ryo Ishikawa (72nd); Jason Kokrak (73rd); David Hearn (74th); Justin Hicks (75th); Ben Martin (76th); Scott Langley (77th); Brendon Steele (79th); Stewart Cink (80th); Bo Van Pelt (81st); Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (82nd); Shawn Stefani (83rd); Scott Stallings (84th); Scott Brown (85th); Brandt Snedeker (86th); Vijay Singh (87th); Danny Lee (88th); Luke Donald (89th); Jason Dufner (90th); Brendon de Jonge (91st); Jeff Overton (92nd); Michael Putnam (93rd); Andrew Svoboda (94th); Paul Casey (95th); John Huh (96th); Billy Hurley III (97th); Pat Perez (98th); Robert Garrigus (99th); Andres Romero (100th).
Sep 1 - 6:56 PM

Ian Poulter turned in a 4-under-par 34-33=67 for his opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Poulter will likely need a captain's pick for the European Ryder Cup team, but it would be one of the largest upsets in the history of the competition if he doesn't get one given his propensity to perform in it. Still, out to prove that he's deserving, he traded seven birdies with three bogeys at TPC Boston today. One of those bogeys was a three-putt from just inside 41 feet at the par-4 13th hole, but the Englishman wielded a hot flat stick elsewhere. Four of his par breakers dropped in from outside 11 feet, including a 65-footer at the par-3 eighth and a conversion from 24'10" at the par-4 14th. Poulter signed his card sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead. This is just his second round under par in his last 19 worldwide.
Aug 29 - 2:47 PM

Ian Poulter begins the week at the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 91st in the FedExCup standings.

Poulter hasn't had a banner season on the PGA TOUR and needs to score enough points at TPC Boston to crack the top 70 in the FEC standings if he hopes to advance to the BMW Championship. Adding to the pressure, this is his last week to secure a Ryder Cup berth and he is outside the automatic spots. He missed the cut at The Barclays last week.
Aug 26 - 9:40 PM

Ian Poulter posted a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the PGA Championship.

The Englishman failed to break par in every round en route to a T52 at Firestone last week, but he was a bit of a question mark upon arrival given a reaction to a bug bite just days before. No such letdown today as he hit 13 greens in regulation and poured in five birdies. His first three were notable, measuring 24 feet, 20 feet and 38'4", respectively at the 11th, 13th and 18th holes. Poulter signed his card sitting just three strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders. At last check, his strokes gained-putting read 2.354.
Aug 7 - 2:01 PM

Ian Poulter arrived at the halfway point of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in 6-over-par 73-73=146.

That he's competing at all is a minor victory. While he's in the clear from the cyst in his right wrist that bothered him at The Open Championship, Poulter was seeking medical attention yet again over this past weekend for an insect bite. He kept his followers on Twitter updated with photos and his usual no-nonsense honesty. If it's not bothering him, you couldn't tell based on his first two days in Akron, Ohio. The Englishman has erased three birdies with nine bogeys and sits 17 strokes adrift of Sergio Garcia's 36-hole lead. Poulter has hit just 16 greens in regulation and ranks 64th in strokes gained-putting (-0.957).
Aug 1 - 7:58 PM

With a 1-over-par 39-34=73 in his opening round of The Open Championship, Ian Poulter is seven strokes off the clubhouse lead.

So much for the shot of adrenaline he received with the results of an MRI that revealed nothing more than a cyst. Poulter split 11 (of 14) fairways, but found only 11 greens in regulation. He managed an eagle-3 at 10 and two birdies thereafter, but squared five bogeys elsewhere, including on the par-5 fifth. However, don't rule him out on Friday given that he played better coming in than going out today.
Jul 17 - 9:45 AM

Ian Poulter alerted his followers on Twitter that he's a green light for this week's Open Championship.

"Great news with the wrist," Poulter wrote, referring to the results of an MRI on his right wrist. "On impact I've Jared [sic] it and an old ganglion cyst has shown itself. No tendon or damage. Painkillers and crack on." While it's obvious to state that he must be relieved, there also must be an elevated confidence that will free him up to tackle Royal Liverpool.
Jul 15 - 10:58 AM

In an article at on Monday, it was reported that Ian Poulter is nursing an injury to his right wrist.

"I picked up a niggle last week, which is a bit frustrating," the Englishman said, referring to his appearance at Royal Aberdeen for the Scottish Open where he missed the cut by three strokes. "I have got to get a scan to make sure it is OK. I just jarred it when I hit a shot on 14 and then had to hit a shot out of the rough on 18." In a follow-up on his Twitter page, he added: "Just had the MRI. Wait until [Tuesday] to get the results. No fractures that I do know. Radiologist will let me know. Fingers crossed." That said, he was confident pre-test results in the online article. "I am playing this week, I can hit shots but it is sore," he added. "I definitely strained something. I am going to have to be careful." Poulter has a sparkling record in this major, but the stars aren't aligning.
Jul 15 - 1:56 AM

Ian Poulter scorched TPC Southwind for a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to pick off a top 10 at 7-under 283.

Poulter's round featured seven birdies to just one bogey, with highlights including birdies from 10'8", 22'2", 17'9", 19'3" and 15'4" on the first, fifth, ninth, 13th and 18th holes respectively. Needless to say, he gained just shy of five strokes with the flat stick in the final round. His best finish in 2014 on the PGA TOUR was a T20 at the Masters, so this week should be huge for his confidence as he turns his full attention to Pinehurst for the U.S. Open. Of course, the Brit has never lacked confidence. His best finish of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season remains his T2 at the WGC-HSBC Champions back in November of 2013.
Jun 8 - 2:50 PM

Ian Poulter will have a crack at TPC Southwind at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The Englishman is finding his form of late, showcased by his four finishes of 26th place or better in his last six worldwide events. Poulter found himself inside the top 15 last year after 54-holes, seven shots off the pace, before blowing up to the tune of 6-over 76 on Sunday. His recent play parlayed with three sub-par rounds in last year's edition makes him a worthy option in most fantasy formats this week.
Jun 3 - 12:42 PM

Ian Poulter will return to competition at THE PLAYERS this week.

Poulter is entering the week with a very nice T20 Masters finish as his latest PGA TOUR result. The Englishman stayed active after the Masters with a T5 finish overseas at the Volvo China Open. With that current form and five top-30 PLAYERS finishes to his name since 2006, there is a good chance that he finds his way into contention yet again.
May 6 - 12:18 PM