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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 chased his opening 67 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in today's second round to post 7-under 137.
He's six strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Poulter mounted 14 opportunities to break par and did so four times, two of which from 10-13 feet, but he also squared two bogeys on whiffs inside nine feet. He totaled three misses inside that range for the round. It's the classic paradox for a guy that has admitted that he doesn't get as fired up for individual competition as he does in the Ryder Cup. Those putts drop in the biennial competition. Mar 20 - 1:15 PM

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Ian Poulter signed for a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 following his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, checking up just one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

Poulter has been irregularly solid this season, so this was arguably expected when you add his success at Bay Hill (top 25s in the last four editions). He piped 10 (of 14) fairways and manufactured 16 scoring opportunities. The Brit rolled in three birdies, including respective conversions from 11'11" and 25'11" at Nos. 4 and 11, before penciling in an eagle-3 at the 16th courtesy of a zero-putt five-yarder from the rough. Like many in the field, Poulter lives locally, so he's almost a sure bet to peg it at Bay Hill every year, but it's still fulfilling when the stars align and pay us off.
Mar 19 - 5:53 PM

Ian Poulter answered his opening 68 at the Valspar Championship with a 1-under-par 32-38=70 in today's second round.

Poulter landed 13 greens in regulation and buried three birdies, including conversions from 10'7" at the par-4 12th hole and 16'6" at the par-5 14th. However, he went dry coming home and squared two bogeys, including a three-jack from inside 37 feet at the par-5 fifth. Still, all things considered, any red number in today's breezy conditions is a good score. At 4-under 138, the Englishman sits just two strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 13 - 1:54 PM

Ian Poulter signed for a 3-under-par 35-33=68 following his opening round of the Valspar Championship.

This is the Brit's second trip to Copperhead. He missed the cut in his debut in 2010. Poulter placed T49 at Doral last week in the wake of a T3 at PGA National the week prior, so it's evident which form carried over today. He hit only 11 greens in regulation and squared three bogeys, but also rolled in six birdies. Five of his par breakers traveled longer than 10 feet. The highlights measured 23'4" and 19'4" at the sixth and 12th holes, respectively. At last check, his strokes gained: putting clip registered 3.359. He's three shots off the overnight lead.
Mar 12 - 6:35 PM

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

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