Name:Ian James Poulter
Also known as:Poults
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)
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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