Team Europe Profile: Ian Poulter


Ian Poulter

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 36
Hometown: Milton Keynes, England; Orlando, Florida, USA
Birthplace: Hitchin, England
Birthdate: January 10, 1976
Family: Wife: Katie (m. 2007); Children: Aimee-Leigh (2002), Luke (2004), Lilly Mai (2009), Joshua (2012)
Turned Professional: 1994

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 2004 (winners), 2008, 2010 (winners)
Total Matches: 11
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 8-3-0
Singles (W-L-H): 3-0-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 2-1-0
Fourballs (W-L-H): 3-2-0
Total Points Won: 8
Total Points Won Point %: 72.7

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
2004: Oakland Hills
Europe 18 1/2, USA 9 1/2
Day 2 Fourballs: Poulter/Clarke lost to Woods/Riley (4 & 3)
Singles: Poulter beat Riley (3 & 2)
 
2008: Valhalla GC
USA 16 1/2, Europe 11 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Poulter/Rose lost to Cink/Campbell (1 hole)
Day 1 Fourballs: Poulter/Rose beat Stricker/Curtis (4 & 2)
Day 2 Foursomes: Poulter/Rose beat Cink/Campbell (4 & 3)
Day 2 Fourballs: Poulter/McDowell beat Perry/Furyk (1 hole)
Singles: Poulter beat Stricker (3 & 2)
 
2010: The Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Session 1: Fourballs: Poulter/Fisher lost to Stricker/Woods (2 holes)
Session 2:  Foursomes: Poulter/Donald beat Watson/Overton (2 & 1)
Session 3: Foursomes: Poulter/Kaymer beat Mickelson/Fowler (2 & 1)
Singles: Poulter beat Kuchar (5 & 4)

 

PLAYER NOTES
* Preparing for his fourth Ryder Cup appearance – 2004 (winners), 2008, 2010 (winners)
* Has a formidable record  having won eight points from 11 matches
* Never lost a singles match
* Been Europe’s top scorer the last two Ryder Cups, winning three points from four at The Celtic Manor Resort, two years after winning four from five at Valhalla
* Proven his match play credentials time and again, having backed up a maiden WGC title at the Accenture Match Play Championship in 2010 with a Volvo World Match Play Championship title the following season
* Has been as high as fourth on the Official World Golf Ranking in 2010
* Won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2000

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 11
2000 Italian Open
2001 Moroccan Open
2002 Italian Open Telecom Italia
2003 Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open, Nordic Open
2004 Volvo Masters Andalucia (play-off)
2006 XXXII Banco de Madrid Valle de Romano Open de Madrid Golf Masters
2009 Barclays Singapore Open
2010 WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship, UBS Hong Kong Open
2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship
European Challenge Tour Victories: Total 1
1999 Open de Côte d’Ivoire
Other Tournament Victories: Total 3
2007 Dunlop Phoenix (JPN)
2010 Shark Shootout (with Dustin Johnson) (USA)
2011 JBWere Masters (AUS)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
WGC-Accenture Match Play: Best finish:  Winner - 2010
Volvo World Match Play Championship: Best finish: Winner - 2011
Vivendi Seve Trophy Record
Record: Played 15, Won 8, Lost 4, Halved 3, Points 9½