Happy 38th birthday, Ian Poulter
Happy 38th birthday, Ian Poulter.
The ebullient Englishman was born Jan. 10, 1976 in Herfordshire, England, and has earned a spot among golf's most unique personalities.
Poulter took up golf at age 4, and worked as an assistant pro and golf shop manager before turning professional at age 20. He was the European Tour's rookie of the year in 2000 and has amassed a dozen victories on the PGA Tour and European Tour, the biggest of which are the 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions.
He's a Ryder Cup monster – he was on the winning European teams in 2004, 2010 and 2012, and owns a remarkable 12-3-0 record that includes an undefeated 4-0 ledger in singles. He's a social media monster, too – with more than 1.5 million Twitter followers – as well as one of the world's more enthusiastic supercar collectors.
And, of course, Poulter is one of golf's most fashion-forward dressers. With his spiked hair and eye-catching tartan trousers, he stands out on the course for his attire almost as much as for his game. He's well known for ironing his own clothes before he hits the links, and his Ian Poulter Designs is one of golf's fastest-growing clothesmakers.
To celebrate his birthday, you can click here to see a photo gallery of Poulter in some of his most colorful attire through the years.