PGA TOUR CARD: IAN POULTER NEEDS $31K NEXT WEEK

It was not a positive experience for Ian Poulter during the RBC Heritage event at Harbour Town held on Sunday where he threw away a chance to take home his first PGA Tour victory since 2012.


However, this was not the worst of it for the Poulter.

Poulter so far has been playing on a medical exemption after he suffered from a foot injury which saw him spend a large chunk of the 2016 season out on the sidelines and off the course.

Golfchannel.comsays to keep his Tour eligibility for the remaining part of the season, Poulter would really need to make $30,624 at the Valero Texas Open. Without this, the Englishman will struggle to get into any Tour events without exemptions from sponsors.

The Ryder Cup Star would have had nothing to worry about if he had finished at least one stroke better on Sunday. This would have ensured he met the earnings goal needed for him to retain his card. (more…)

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Mullinax Leads Puerto Rico, Poulter In Contention

To open up a lead of one-shot, Trey Mullinax made a blemish-free 63 in the event Puerto Rico Open, Ian Poulter is also in the tournament and he too has a strong start in the tournament.


To set the target of clubhouse ahead if DA Points, Mullinax posted nine birdies.

On the other hand, Poulter has two holes to compete as was five strokes off the pace. The weather then changed and because of the threat of lightning, the game was suspended at 5.06pm local time. The game was scheduled to resume in the 7am next day morning. Starting on the back nine, Trey birdied three holes in his opening and then got another at the 15th. With this score he reached to the position 32. The player then got gains back-to-back from the first and then two more from the fourth to extend the advantage, at the seventh the player got another big hit draining a 15-footer to save par at the last. (more…)

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3.30 AM RISE TIME IS QUITE EARLY – IAN POULTER

At the time when the early groups hauled themselves out of bed on day two, only shift wirkers and restless newborns should have been stirring.


However, that time produced some bountiful returns for the players.

Ian Poulter had said later on that the 3:30 am rise and the 5:30am tee-off had been the earliest so far since he became a professional golfer. However, shooting a 68 at four under that early morning could be said to have been worth the effort.

“I love my bed. Someone who’s half-man/half-mattress does not get out of bed at 3:30am to play golf, let alone to go to an airport to get to a tournament. That was a very early morning; I think that the earliest wake-up call I’ve ever had in 17 years on tour,” Poulter said.

“That was a strange little morning call, I think 3:30 alarm call to come out and play golf is a touch on the early side. But it was light, so we could get out there” he added. (more…)

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Ian Poulter And His Comeback

Ian Poulter would be looking to get back his winning streak at the upcoming Sanderson Farms Championship event.


His comeback has been steady even though he now suffers from arthritis in the right foot. He has been absent from the game for four months since the ailment started to take a toll on the health of this forty year old champion. The field for the championship has been weakened and hence Ian has a fair chance of winning.

In the championship, he would be facing Chris Kirk, who is ranked 74 in the world rankings. Ian Poulter would be facing this event after he suffered an injury and was off the game for some time. The break has been for about four months and has been due to an arthritic joint that has turned up in his right foot. This prevented him from being up for the Ryder Cup. He had been one of the vice captains in Darren Clarke’s team and as luck would have it, Europe team suffered a defeat to US team. (more…)

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Ian Poulter And Golf Shorts

Ian Poulter is not only a pro tee to watch out for his moves on the course, but he has fashion advice to impart to the fellow golfers.

As he and Adidas have come up with a new design of summer golf shorts, it is definitely something that the golfers can look forward to as they look at their summer attire options when out on the course. The Ultimate Short or what it is called is flexible and lightweight. It is comfortable as well, which is what every golfer looks forward to when they are sweating it out in the sun on the grass. Many might be wondering why the players are made to wear long pants when the tournaments are held in the middle of summer. Often the weather is hundred degrees and it definitely gets hot when one needs to be out there for a long time.

Other games do not ask players to wear long pants such as in tennis, football or basketball. Golf should have shorts allowed at every tournament event.

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Lee Westwood have to work hard to be European Ryder Cup 2020 captain

Lee Westwood, a probable captain’s pick for this year’s Ryder Cup team of Europe, is already thinking about the future.

A leading sport website reported that Westwood stated that he would like to go on a bit longer. If he put his name in for the captaincy in four years’ time then he could think regarding the seniors after that.


Four years would be 2020 when Ryder Cup goes to the Whistling Straits, site of PGA Championship 2015. But Lee, who has played in the 3rd most Ryder Cups ever for Europe, insists that he has not done competing yet.
He added that his target is to qualify – you just need 1 or 2 good weeks and you are there. If not, he is happy to go along and get some captaincy experience as vice-captain. He has played in 9 Ryder Cups. Therefore, he has got the respect of other golfers. He feels that he really could help the team.
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