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Ian Poulter

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Total Strokes: 74 - 68 - 70 - 72 : 284
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Stevenage, England
  • Residence: Buckinghamshire, England; Orlando, FL
  • Age: 35
  • Turned Pro: 1995

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2010,World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

International Victories

(9): 2000 Italian Open [Eur]. 2001 Moroccan Open [Eur]. 2002 Italian Open [Eur]. 2003 Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open [Eur], Nordic Open [Eur]. 2004 Volvo Masters Andalucia [Eur]. 2006 Open de Madrid Masters [Eur]. 2007 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 2009 Barclays Singapore Open [Eur].

Other Victories

(1): 1999 Open de Cote d'Ivoire [EurChall].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$1,700,025 (9)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

1-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. T1-- *Tavistock Cup. T10-- Masters Tournament.

PGA TOUR Best Round

63 at Round 2, Waste Management Phoenix Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

In his first PGA TOUR start of the season, posted a 4-and-2 victory over fellow Englishman Paul Casey to win the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, becoming the first player from England to win a World Golf Championships event. It was his first PGA TOUR victory in his 103rd start. He was 2-up after the morning 18 holes and moved to 4-up after two holes in the afternoon. He earned 550 FedExCup points and the $1,400,000 winner's check moved him to fourth on the money list. Also moved from No. 11 to No. 5 on the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest career ranking. In his six individual matches, defeated players from six countries (United States, Australia, India, Thailand, Spain and England). Played only 114 holes all week - only Tiger Woods with 112 holes in 2003 played fewer. Improved his Accenture Match Play record to 18-7 and was so dominant on the weekend that he trailed for only one hole over the final 50 holes of the tournament...Held the second-round co-lead with Lee Westwood before finishing T10 at the Masters. In six trips to the Masters, Poulter has never finished worse than T33. Poulter's first- and second-round 68s matched his best round at Augusta National (third round, 2009).

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Recorded 12 top-25 finishes in 17 starts, including a season-best runner-up finish at THE PLAYERS...Finished T9 after a third-round, 2-and-1 loss to Sean O'Hair at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship...Finished T5 at the Quail Hollow Championship, three strokes behind champion Sean O'Hair...Recorded the third runner-up finish of his PGA TOUR career at THE PLAYERS Championship, finishing four strokes behind champion Henrik Stenson...Shot 12-under 268 for an eighth-place finish at the Crowne Plaza Invitational where he played the back nine bogey-free and 11-under for the week...Finished T9 at The Barclays, joining Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Robert Allenby as the only players finishing in the top-20 to avoid a double bogey all week...Edged China's Liang Wen-chong by one shot to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the Barclays Singapore Open in early November. Parred the 18th hole to secure his first win since the 2007 Dunlop Phoenix in Japan and first on the European Tour since the 2006 Madrid Masters...Just missed out on advancing to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, finishing 31st on the FedExCup points list.

Career Highlights

2009: Recorded 12 top-25 finishes in 17 starts, including a season-best runner-up finish at THE PLAYERS...Finished T9 after a third-round, 2-and-1 loss to Sean O'Hair at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship...Finished T5 at the Quail Hollow Championship, three strokes behind champion Sean O'Hair...Recorded the third runner-up finish of his PGA TOUR career at THE PLAYERS Championship, finishing four strokes behind champion Henrik Stenson...Shot 12-under 268 for an eighth-place finish at the Crowne Plaza Invitational where he played the back nine bogey-free and 11-under for the week...Finished T9 at The Barclays, joining Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Robert Allenby as the only players finishing in the top-20 to avoid a double bogey all week...Edged China's Liang Wen-chong by one shot to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the Barclays Singapore Open in early November. Parred the 18th hole to secure his first win since the 2007 Dunlop Phoenix in Japan and first on the European Tour since the 2006 Madrid Masters...Just missed out on advancing to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, finishing 31st on the FedExCup points list. 2008: Recorded seven top-25 finishes and made 12 of 15 cuts...Only top-10 finish of the season came in his 11th start, where a 1-under 69 on the final day propelled him to a runner-up effort at the British Open, four strokes behind champion Padraig Harrington. It represented his best effort in 23 major championship appearances...Had the best individual Ryder Cup record in Europe's loss at Valhalla, finishing 4-1-0. Only loss came in Friday Foursomes. 2007: Had career-best number of top-10s (5) and top-25s (8) as he earned more than $1 million for a second consecutive season...Best finish of the year came in April at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, finishing T3...Fourth top-10 came in August at The Barclays, a T9, his second top-10 finish in two starts at Westchester CC. Moved up 14 spots in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup standings from 73rd to 59th...Ended season with a T10 at the BMW Championship, his fifth top-10 of the season. 2006: Recorded four top-10s in 15 starts, made 13 cuts and earned more than $1.5 million...Finished T7 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for first top-10 in eighth start...In June, added a T9 at the Barclays Classic...The next week finished T12 at the U.S. Open...Recorded his first top-10 in a major championship with a T9 at the PGA Championship...Won the Banco Madrid Valle Romano Open de Madrid Golf Masters on the European Tour by five strokes in September...Finished T2 at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship in London, his first top-10 at the event...Finished T9 at the Volvo Masters the last European Tour event of the season. Finished ninth on the European Tour Order of Merit. 2005: Did not win on European Tour for the first season since joining the tour in 2000...Played in a career-high 20 TOUR events with two top-10s...Playing in his third event of the season, posted a T8 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic...Semifinalist at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship where he fell to eventual champion David Toms 3 and 2. Defeated Jim Furyk, Stuart Appleby, Rory Sabbatini and Nick O'Hern before losing to Toms. Lost in 20 holes to Retief Goosen in consolation match to finish fourth and earn $450,000. 2004: Joined the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member the week of August 4...At the European Tour's season-ending Volvo Masters, defeated Sergio Garcia in a playoff and finished ninth in European Tour's Volvo Order of Merit...In first TOUR start, finished T5 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing to Stephen Leaney, 1-up, in the fourth round. In first three rounds, defeated Chris Riley, Duffy Waldorf and John Huston...Member of victorious European Ryder Cup squad and posted a 1-1 record in Ryder Cup debut. 2003: Victorious twice in Europe at the Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open and the Nordic Open, and finished career-best fifth in Volvo Order of Merit. 2002: Captured the 59th Italian Open Telecom Italia. 2001: Capped successful sophomore campaign with victory at the Moroccan Open. 2000: His first year culminated in winning the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award thanks to a first in the Italian Open in October, ultimately finishing 31st on the Volvo Order of Merit. 1999: Played the European Challenge Tour with a win at the Open de Cote d'Ivoire.

Personal

Has partnered with Dreamflight to give seriously ill and disabled children 'Holiday of a Lifetime' trips to Central Florida theme parks...Took up the game at age 4 when his father, Terry, a single-digit handicapper, gave him a cut-down 3-wood...Older brother Danny is also a professional...Noted for his colorful hairstyles and clothing, most notably the 2004 majors where he wore trousers that featured pink (Masters Tournament), Union Jack (British Open) and United States stars and stripes (PGA Championship) designs. Has developed his own clothing line, which is available at his Web site, ianpoulter.co.uk. His design company designed the uniforms for the Great Britain and Ireland team in the 2008 Curtis Cup.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (2), 2004, 2008. World Cup (4), 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009