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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 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. Dec 8 - 1:59 PM

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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.
Nov 9 - 2:14 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.
Nov 8 - 3:34 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.
Nov 7 - 2:32 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.
Nov 6 - 1:21 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.
Nov 3 - 8:24 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.
Sep 28 - 12:07 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.
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