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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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Fifty-four-hole leader Ian Poulter backed up for a 4-over-par 36-38=74 in his final round of The Honda Classic and posted 5-under 275, one stroke too many to join the playoff.
As Poulter said in his post-round interview on Golf Channel, he doesn't mind getting beaten, but he can't give away tournaments. The latter is what happened in the finale. The Brit swallowed five penalty strokes, including two for water balls to the right of the fairway at the par-4 14th hole, which he tripled. And even that could have been worse if not for a conversion from 18'11". Overall, he squared one bogey, two doubles and the 7 at 14, He also rolled in four birdies, three ranging 12-18 feet, but he's going to get an early start on the trip to this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. For the record, this is Poulter's best finish since a solo second at the Turkish Airlines Open in November. It's his best showing on the PGA TOUR since a solo second at the WGC-HSBC Champions 12 months prior. Mar 2 - 11:38 AM

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Ian Poulter blitzed PGA National's Champion Course for a bogey-free 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of The Honda Classic to take a three-stroke lead into the final round at 9-under 201.

The Englishman was flawless, circling four birdies and gathering 14 pars. The action started with a 24'5" birdie on the par-4 first hole, with a smaller highlight including a birdie from 10'2" on the par-3 seventh hole. While he has the reputation of a great putter, it's been the tee-to-green game that has carried him this week. He ranks first in strokes gained: tee-to-green and is third in greens in regulation. While he owns two PGA TOUR wins, he has never won a stroke play event on U.S. soil. He hopes to change that when the tournament concludes on Monday morning.
Mar 1 - 3:59 PM

Ian Poulter fashioned a 6-under-par 30-34=64 in his second round of The Honda Classic to post 5-under 135 at the break, one off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Poulter's split-day loop of PGA National's Champion Course was a dandy. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. The Brit authored the shot of the tournament thus far with a hole-out for eagle from 116 yards at the par-4 fourth on Friday. He bracketed it with birdies at 3 and 5, the latter measuring 24'9". Poulter went on to add three birdies, including conversions from 13'4" and 24'2" at Nos. 14 and 17, respectively. His only blemish was a bogey-4 at the 15th hole. At last check, his strokes gained: tee-to-green split sat at an unthinkable 6.800 for the round.
Feb 28 - 10:33 AM

Ian Poulter answered his opening 67 at the Farmers Insurance Open with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in today's second round on the South Course at Torrey Pines.

When par has as much value as it does on Torrey South, Poulter's skill set as a clutch putter would seem to be a better fit. That was the case today as he hit only 10 greens in regulation but still grinded out a red number. In addition to three birdies, the longest from 11'1" at the par-4 second hole, the Brit poured in a par of par save from just outside 11 feet. He squared only two bogeys. At 6-under 138, Poulter signed his card sitting four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Feb 6 - 6:08 PM

Ian Poulter carded a 5-under-par 32-35=67 at Torrey Pines North in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

IJP hasn't competed in an official event in the U.S. since the 2014 FedExCup Playoffs, he hasn't played anywhere since mid-December and this is just his second start this season, but he got over on the course where he needed to staple up a low one. Poulter amassed 16 greens in regulation and wiped away two bogeys with an eagle and five birdies. It's the same score he shot on Torrey North last year en route to a share of 47th place. Look for him on the South Course in the second round.
Feb 5 - 9:34 PM

Ian Poulter turns his attention stateside for this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

The Englishman found some form over the fall, but hasn't teed it up competitively since November. He started this season off with a T6 at the WGC-HSBC Champions over in Shangai before falling one stroke shy of Brooks Koepka at the Turkish Airlines Open. He finished the fall with a T21 at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai against a stacked field. Poulter finished inside the top 10 here in 2007 but the rust from lack of recent play is concerning for gamers.
Feb 3 - 12:45 PM

Ian Poulter didn't have the 2013-14 PGA TOUR campaign for which he would have hoped, but he has shown signs of correcting that following the Europe's Ryder Cup triumph.

The Englishman has made each of his four cuts across the globe since his team's win at Gleneagles. His run was highlighted by a tie for sixth at the WGC-HSBC Champions followed by a runner-up finish at the Turkish Airlines Open a week later. While he had slipped all the way down to 44th in the Official World Golf Ranking prior to that run, he is now back up to a more comfortable 26th.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Ian Poulter closed out the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a 1-under-par 38-33=71.

And he needed the last bit of energy in the birdie try at the par-5 18th to secure the red number as the ball just barely dropped in. It was the sixth birdie on his round, too. Poulter opened with a 6 at the par-4 first and added three bogeys. He posted 8-under 280 to sit T7 on the leaderboard. In fact, he shares the 72-hole clubhouse lead. This result will join last year's solo second and T13s in 2010 and 2011 at Sheshan International. Suffice it to say that no matter his form, which has been below average of late, the Englishman is a horse for the course.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 02:14:00 AM

Ian Poulter slipped it into reverse in his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with an even-par 35-37=72.

Given he piped nine (of 14) fairways and created 13 opportunities to break par with his putter, today was a relative failure. Poulter wiped away three birdies with three bogeys to tumble five spots on the leaderboard and into a two-way share of seventh place with one round remaining. At 7-under 209, he's four strokes off the 54-hole lead and within striking distance, but the traffic is heavy.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 03:34:00 AM

Ian Poulter spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 35-32=67 in his second round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to post 7-under 137 at the midpoint, good for temporary possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Graeme McDowell is going to set the standard in a minute, but IJP won't complain. The Englishman went 3-for-3 in scrambling and rolled in five birdies. The set included four on his last five holes. He absolutely loves himself some Sheshan International Golf Club.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 02:32:00 AM

Ian Poulter submitted a 2-under-par 34-36=70 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

With Dustin Johnson not defending his title, IJP is the top finisher from last year's edition in this week's field. The Englishman took second place outright to improve on T13 at Sheshan International in 2010 and 2011. Today he traded four birdies with two bogeys. Interestingly, all of those circles and squares occurred consecutively on holes 15-2. Poulter has just on top-45 finish in his last seven starts worldwide, but that's almost a foregone conclusion in this limited field on a track where he's had success.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 01:21:00 AM

Ian Poulter finished alone in second in last season's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and is back for another look at Sheshan International GC this week.

Since Dustin Johnson is not in the field to defend his title, Poulter becomes the highest finisher from the 2013 edition in the field. The Englishman was also the winner at Mission Hills in 2012. He tied for 48th in last week's BMW Masters in what was his first start since the Ryder Cup. If he produces a top-10 finish this week, it will be his first since the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June of 2014.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 08:24:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:07:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 08:25:00 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.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 09:21:00 AM