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Ian Poulter

  • Birthplace: Hitchin, England
  • Residence: Buckinghamshire, England & Orlando, Fla.
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Pro: 1994
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

Made a successful Ryder Cup debut in 2004 as part of Bernhard Langer's victorious European Team. Won the season-ending Volvo Masters at Valderrama, defeating home favorite Sergio Garcia in a play-off, to secure his sixth European Tour title. Added a seventh in Madrid in 2006. Won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year title in 2000 which provided the springboard for the Englishman to become one of the most exciting talents on The European Tour. Took up the game at the age of four when dad, Terry, a single figure handicapper, gave him a cut-down three wood. Turned professional at 18. Won the Open de C?te d'Ivoire on the Challenge Tour in 1999 but finished 30th and had to visit the Qualifying School to win his card in 23rd position. An avid Arsenal supporter, he is one of the most easily recognized players on Tour thanks to his extravagant hairstyles and dress sense.

Career Victories

European Tour
7 - 2000 Italian Open, 2001 Moroccan Open, 2002 Italian Open, 2003 Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open, Nordic Open, 2004 Volvo Masters, 2006 Banco Madrid Valle Romano Open de Madrid Golf Masters, @!BIO = European Challenge Tour Victories:1 - 1999 Open De Cote D'Ivoire

Career Summary

2000 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.78 (ranked 62nd); money - (Euro)447,507 or ?266,143 (ranked 31st); Winner, Italian Open.

2001 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.44 (ranked 88th); money - (Euro)736,460 or ?457,901 (ranked 24th); Winner, Moroccan Open.

2002 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.03 (ranked 28th); money - (Euro)832,560 or ?530,851 (ranked 24th); Winner, Italian Open.

2003 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 71.10 (ranked T31st); money - (Euro)1,500,855 or 1.046,410 (ranked 5th); Winner, The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open, Nordic Open.

2004 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.72 (ranked 15th); money - (Euro)1,533,158 or 1,060,217 (ranked 9th); Winner, Volvo Masters Andalucia.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; rounds played - 26; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.43 (ranked N/A); money - $176,318 (ranked 197th); best finish - T5th, Accenture Match Play Championship.

2005 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.33 (ranked 49th); money - (Euro)979,598 or 662,110 (ranked 19th); best finish - 4th Barclays Scottish Open & WGC-Accenture Match Play.

2005 Notes
. Played in a career-high 20 PGA Tour events with two Top-10 and four Top-25s.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; rounds played - 56; in money - 167; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $946,890; (ranked 86th); best finish - 4th at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

2005 Stats
scoring average - 71.26 / (115th); driving distance - 284.8 / (132nd); driving accuracy - 62.3% / (105th); GIR - 61.9% / (172nd); putting - 1.788 / (120th); birdie average - 3.18 per rd / (173rd) / total birdies - 178; sand saves - 48.2% / (111th); all-around rank - 999 / (159th).

2006 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.56 (ranked 10th); money - (Euro)1,589,074 or ?1,064,526 (ranked 8th); Winner, Banco Madrid Valle Romano Open de Madrid Golf Masters.

2006 Notes
Seven Top-25 finishes.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; rounds played - 52; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,553,906; (ranked 51st); best finish - T-2 at the WGC-American Express Championship

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.21 / (17th); driving distance - 287.9 / (100th); driving accuracy - 70.1% / (20th); GIR - 66.0% / (75th); putting - 1.772 / (79th); birdie average - 3.63 per rd / (62nd) / total birdies - 189; sand saves - 50.6% / (74th); all-around rank - 618 / (50th).

2007 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.71 (ranked 89th); money - (Euro)1,046,181 or ?733,868 (ranked 24th); best finish -2nd Quinn Direct British Masters.

2007 Notes
Had career-best number of Top-10 (5) and Top-25s (8) as he earned more than $1 million for a second consecutive season.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; rounds played - 60; in money - 14; Top-10 Finishes - 5; money - $1,431,390; (ranked 64th); best finish - T3rd at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship

2007 Stats
scoring average - 70.07 / (23rd); driving distance - 282.5 / (151st); driving accuracy - 63.2% / (107th); GIR - 61.6% / (173rd); putting - 1.788 / (99th); birdie average - 3.27 per rd / (131st) / total birdies - 196; sand saves - 53.0% / (57th); all-around rank - 884 / (135th)

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