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Name: - Ian James Poulter
Country: - England
Born : - January 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 (age 19)
Web Address: - http://www.ianpoulter.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Mutual of Omaha, Woburn Golf Club, Cobra, MasterCard, Schuco.

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).

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"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

2018Men AmericaHouston OpenHouston, GC of269 (-19)$1,260,000
Played as the Houston Open (Mar 29-Apr 1). 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].
2012Men WGCWGC - ChampionsMission Hills, Dongguan267 (-21)$1,200,000
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].
2011Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersVictoria GC, Aus269 (-15)A$180,000
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].
2011Men EuropeWorld Match PlayFinca Cortesin2 & 1€800,000
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].
2010Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC258 (-22)US$416,660
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. [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling].
2010Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC186 (-30)$375,000
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].
2010Men WGCWGC - Match PlayDove Mountain4 & 2$1,400,000
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].
2009Men AsiaSingapore OpenSentosa GC274 (-10)US$833,330
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].
2007Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn269 (-11)¥40million
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].
2006Men EuropeMadrid OpenLa Moraleja266 (-22)€166,660
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].
2004Men EuropeVolvo MastersValderrama277 (-7)€625,000
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].
2003Men EuropeNordic OpenSimon's GC266 (-22)€266,660
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].
2003Men EuropeWales OpenCeltic Manor270 (-18)€347,360
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].
2002Men EuropeItalian OpenOlgiata GC197 (-19)€183,330
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].
2001Men EuropeMoroccan OpenRoyal Dar Es Salam277 (-15)€106,507
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].
2000Men EuropeItalian OpenIs Molas267 (-21)€166,660
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].
2000Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr€447,507see Score
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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