36 Facts About Ian Poulter


Ian James Poulter was born on 10 January 1976 and is an English professional golfer who is a member of LIV Golf.

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Ian Poulter has previously been ranked as high as number 5 in the world rankings.

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Ian Poulter is the touring professional for Woburn Golf and Country Club.

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Ian Poulter turned professional in 1996 gaining his first win at the 1999 Open de Cote d'Ivoire on the European Tour's second tier Challenge Tour.

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Ian Poulter won promotion to the European Tour itself via the qualifying school later that year.

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Ian Poulter was in the top ten on the Order of Merit in 2003,2004,2006,2009,2010 and 2012.

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At the 2008 Masters Tournament, Ian Poulter made a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at Augusta National in the first round.

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At the 2008 Open Championship, Ian Poulter had the clubhouse lead on the last round before being beaten by defending champion Padraig Harrington.

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In November 2009, Ian Poulter won the Barclays Singapore Open at the Sentosa Club.

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Ian Poulter moved into the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in January 2010 with a second-place finish at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

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Ian Poulter's ranking gained Poulter a place in the 2010 Ryder Cup in September at Celtic Manor in Wales He won 3 points in the 4 matches he played in the European team's win by 14.

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On 23 February 2011, in Marana, Arizona, Ian Poulter became the first defending champion in nine years to be eliminated in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Ian Poulter had previously beaten the world number one Lee Westwood, Francesco Molinari and Nicolas Colsaerts to get to the final.

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Ian Poulter was one of Jose Maria Olazabal's two "captains picks" for the European Team at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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Ian Poulter won all the 4 matches he played over the three days of the event, and was a key figure in sparking his team's victory by 14.

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On 4 November 2012, Ian Poulter won the second World Golf Championship of his career at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shenzhen, China, coming from four strokes back in the final round to win by two from four other players.

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Ian Poulter shot a final round of 65 which included 8 birdies in his first 15 holes to seize control and despite a late bogey, closed out the victory by two strokes.

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Ian Poulter became only the second European to have won multiple WGC events, after Darren Clarke.

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At the 2015 Honda Classic on the PGA Tour, Ian Poulter had a three shot lead going into the final round of the rain delayed event.

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Ian Poulter fell to 51st in the OWGR and was not exempt for the WGC-HSBC Champions, and had failed to enter the UBS Hong Kong Open.

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Ian Poulter was at risk of losing his European Tour card since he had only played in 12 events, one short of membership and Ryder Cup eligibility.

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Ian Poulter only earned entry to the Hong Kong Open after Rich Beem gave up his sponsor exemption to allow Poulter to compete.

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In March 2016, Ian Poulter held the 54-hole lead at the Puerto Rico Open, an alternate event on the PGA Tour.

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Ian Poulter led by one stroke entering the final round, but shot an even-par round which included just the one birdie, to finish in a tie for third, one stroke outside of the playoff.

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On 3 June 2016, Ian Poulter was ruled out of the upcoming Ryder Cup after being sidelined for four months with a foot injury.

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Ian Poulter initially failed to meet the terms, but his results and criteria were reevaluated, allowing Poulter to keep his Tour card for the remainder of the season.

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Ian Poulter went on to finish T2 at The Players, three shots behind Kim Si-woo.

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Ian Poulter won in a sudden-death playoff, after holing a lengthy birdie putt on the final green of regulation play to tie Beau Hossler.

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Ian Poulter faded in the final round though, shooting a 75 and finishing T7.

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In September 2018, Ian Poulter was named as a captain's pick by Thomas Bjørn for the European team participating in the 2018 Ryder Cup.

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In September 2021, Ian Poulter was a captain's pick by Padraig Harrington for the European team in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

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Ian Poulter is well known for his eccentric dress sense, inspired by his mother, who managed the Letchworth branch of UK women's fashion chain Dorothy Perkins.

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Ian Poulter is an avid fan of football club Arsenal.

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Ian Poulter has on several occasions appeared with the team's crest on his shoes, and he even controversially wore the team's shirt during an event, gaining widespread ire for flying in the face of golfing tradition.

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Ian Poulter is an avid Ferrari collector and maintains a collection of cars in Florida.

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Ian Poulter currently has endorsements with the following companies: Coolsculpting, IJP Design, Aurae Lifestyle, Titleist, Nikon, EA Sports, MasterCard, Oakley, Fathead, DP World, Audemars Piguet, and Marquis Jet.

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