Ian Poulter is a professional golfer from England, who is a member of the two major professional golf tours in the world, the US PGA Tour and the European Tour.
The Englishman has had a very unpredictable career as a professional, going on to be ranked as high as number five in the Official Golf World Rankings and then slipping out of the ten as easily. He has won twp World Golf Championship titles so far, the first being the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship in 2010, and the second being the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions in 2012.
Poulter turned professional at a very young age in 1996 and secured his first title as a professional in 1999 with Open de Cote d’Ivoire on the Challenge Tour, which is the second tier Tour for the European Tour and he managed to get his Tour card for the European Tour via a qualifying school at the end of that same year.
In his very first year as a member of the European Tour, Ian Poulter won the Italian Open and was named as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. He managed to secure further wins during the next four years, with the Volvo Masters in 2004 being the most important.
He secured the winning points for Team Europe at the Ryder Cup of 2004 and earned himself a card for the US PGA Tour the following year and has, since then, divided his time between the two Tours.
Ian Poulter is a very controversial character and has landed himself in controversy several times and has had to escape with fines and apologies and is considered as a real bad boy of golf for his on the edge attitude and boiling temper that bursts out from time to time.