Who's who: Ian Poulter

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Who's who: Ian Poulter

  • Name:

    Ian James Poulter
  • Also known as:

    Poults
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Jan 10, 1976 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Hitchin, Herts / Woburn G&CC.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; founder of IJP Design (golf clothing).
  • Turned Pro:

    1994 (aged 19)
  • Website:

    https://www.ianpoulter.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2004, '08, '10, '12, '14, '18). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and other international tours. European Tour Rookie of the Year (2000).

Did you know?

"Poults" as he is often called, is an internationally renowned English golfer, known for his flambouyant dress code, and avid support for the "Gunners" (Arsenal Football Club). Poulter also has a reputation for calling things as he sees them, which has occasionally created controversy with other players and officials.

Top tournaments won by Ian Poulter

2018
America
269 (-19)
$1,260,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$1,260,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open (Mar 29-Apr 1). Ian Poulter (Eng) beat Beau Hossler (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to secure his third PGA Tour title. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX].

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$1,200,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Nov 1-4; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours). Second-placed Jason Dufner (USA), Ernie Els (RSA), Phil Mickelson (USA) and Scott Piercy (USA) finished 2 shots behind Poulter (Eng). [Olazabal course, Mission Hills Dongguan, China].

2011
Europe
2 & 1
€800,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

€800,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 19-22). Poulter (Eng) beat Luke Donald (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].

2011
Aus/NZ
269 (-15)
A$180,000
JBWere

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

A$180,000

Title sponsor

JBWere

Played as the JBWere Masters (Dec 15-18; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Marcus Fraser (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Poulter (Eng). [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].

2010
America
186 (-30)
$375,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

186 (-30)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shark Shootout (Dec 10-12; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Darren Clarke (N.Ire) & Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Ian Poulter (Eng) & Dustin Johnson (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2010
Asia
258 (-22)
US$416,660
UBS

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

258 (-22)

Prize money

US$416,660

Title sponsor

UBS

Played as the UBS Hong Kong Open (Nov 18-21; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Simon Dyson (Eng) and Matteo Manassero (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Poulter (Eng), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New].

2010
WGC
4 & 2
$1,400,000
Accenture

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

$1,400,000

Title sponsor

Accenture

Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 17-21). Poulter (Eng) beat Paul Casey (Eng) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final to claim the Walter Hagen Cup, his first WGC victory and first US PGA Tour win. [GC at Dove Mtn, Marana, AZ].

2009
Asia
274 (-10)
US$833,330
Barclays

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

US$833,330

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Singapore Open (Oct 29-Nov 1; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Wenchong Liang (China) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Poulter (Eng). [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore. Early rounds also played on the Tanjong course].

2007
Japan
269 (-11)
¥40million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 15-18; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Poulter (Eng), who recorded his first Japan Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

2006
Europe
266 (-22)
€166,660
Banco Madrid

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

Banco Madrid

Played as the XXXII Banco Madrid Valle Romano Open de Madrid Golf Masters (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Ignacio Garrido (Esp) finished 5 shots behind Poulter (Eng). [No.2 course, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid].

2004
Europe
277 (-7)
€625,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

€625,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters Andalucia (Oct 28-31; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Ian Poulter (Eng) beat Sergio García (Esp) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

2003
Europe
266 (-22)
€266,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

x

The first (and only) Nordic Open (Aug 7-10; first Eurpn Tour event held in Denmark). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Poulter (Eng). [Simon's GC, Kvistgard, nr Helsingor, Denmark].

2003
Europe
270 (-18)
€347,360
Celtic Manor

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€347,360

Title sponsor

Celtic Manor

Played as the Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Jarrod Moseley (Aus), Darren Fichardt (RSA) and Jonathan Lomas (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Poulter (Eng). [Wentwood Hills course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales; now largely incorporated into the Twenty Ten course].

2002
Europe
197 (-19)
€183,330
Telecom Italia

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Venue

Olgiata

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

€183,330

Title sponsor

Telecom Italia

Played as the Italian Open Telecom Italia (Oct 31-Nov 3). Second-placed Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Poulter (Eng), whose first round course-record 61 set-up his win. Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Olgiata GC, Olgiata, nr Rome].

2001
Europe
277 (-15)
€106,507
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

€106,507

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Moroccan Open (April 12-15). Second-placed David Lynn (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Poulter (Eng). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

2000
Europe
267 (-21)
€166,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Open (Oct 26-29). Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Poulter (Eng). [Is Molas Resort, Pula, nr Cagliari, Sardinia].

2000
Awards
€447,507
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Venue

Score

€447,507

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Poulter (Eng) won the European Tour 2000 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Poulter finished 31st on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €447,507.

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