Tag Archives: Ian Poulter

May
14
2017

Here we go again. I know this is like standard operating procedure these days, but I’m no longer in my 20s (that ship sailed a while ago), and while I used to be able to multitask and do the job of eight people, that simply was not sustainable. I need to do a better job at adapting or adjusting to the times now that I’m no longer the new kid on the block. Yeah, I’m one of those grizzled, cynical veterans now! OK, not totally, but for longtime readers, you know what I mean.

Oh, so it’s now 1am and I’m in yet another delirious, exhausted, probably slightly-dehydrated state, which, as we know, results in rambling nonsensical garble and I should stop right now and delete, but you guys seemed to enjoy the … “entertaining” crap that I produced earlier this week, so I’m here to give the people what they want!

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Feb
5
2017
By Stephanie Wei under European Tour

Sergio Garcia capped off his wire-to-wire victory in impressive fashion, with a three-under 69, 19-under total at the Dubai Desert Classic. This is Garcia’s first victory on the European Tour since 2014 (but he won last year at the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Championship).

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Jan
17
2017

After 18 hours of travel across the planet, I was pretty much giddy when the plane landed in Abu Dhabi. I had finally made it to the Middle East, a region of the world I had yet to visit, and as someone who enjoys exploring new places and cultures, I was beyond excited. Then, I turned on my phone and first thing I saw was an email announcing Rory McIlroy had withdrawn from this week’s tournament due to a rib injury — a stress fracture, to be exact. Which, to my understanding, is extremely frustrating because the only prescription at this point is straight-up rest for an average of 4-6 weeks.

Talk about a buzz kill. My reaction is summed up pretty well in the photo above. But hey, I wasn’t going to let that minor detail — like the main draw of the tournament, which boasts the best field on the European Tour all year, pulling out! After all, I’m in Abu Dhabi!

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Jun
6
2016

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Sorry, American fans, I don’t know how to break this to you. But if you thought you were going to make it through a Ryder Cup without having to worry that Ian Poulter’s eyeballs were going to fall out of his head, well, no such luck. I mean, it would have been wishful thinking, anyway. We all knew this announcement was coming when the news broke Friday that Poulter was sidelined for the next four months with a nagging foot injury.

There was absolutely no way European Captain Darren Clarke was not going to pick the Ryder-Cup whisperer as one of his vice-captains. And it simply wouldn’t be a proper Ryder Cup without Poulter’s bug-eyes, fist-pumps, puffed-up chest and arrogance. That makes it all the more fun and it will be extremely satisfying when the Americans (finally) beat the Europeans for the first time this century in these biennial matches. Amirite or amirite? 

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Jun
3
2016

Ian Poulter will be sidelined from golf for the next four months, as he has been suffering from an arthritic joint in his right foot for over two years, according to the AP. The injury has worsened recently and it’s reached a point where it’s too painful for the Englishman to walk and practice.

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May
14
2016

Unlike the first two rounds at The Players, where several threatened to break the course record and a couple guys matched it, TPC Sawgrass showed its teeth on Saturday afternoon when the greens went from being soft and receptive to lightning-fast. I mean, I’d never seen tour players miss so many two-footers. We saw Sergio Garcia six-putt (if you count his first from the fringe) and even 54-hole leader Jason Day four-putted. A number of players also putted *off* the greens. There were a total of 149 three-putts, the most in the history of this event. 

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Feb
5
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

36-hole leader James Hahn sat down in the man-of-the-hour chair in the interview room at the Phoenix Open Friday evening and quipped, “You know I’m not Danny Lee…right?” Hey, totally fair comment from him — I mean, they do kind of look alike! Maybe? They’re both Asian? But I digress. I’m late for dinner and there are probably about three people who are going to read this (Hi, Dad!), so I’m going to try and make this as speedy as possible. Fingers crossed!

Hahn, who essentially lives down the street from TPC Scottsdale at Greyhawk, fired a six-under 65 in the second round for a two-day total of 10-under to take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler and his twin Danny Lee. The 34-year-old American, who secured his maiden victory on the PGA Tour last year at Riviera, is a member here and played and practiced at the facility until recently. He feels so comfortable at TPC Scottsdale that he didn’t even play a single hole in practice this week. 

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Feb
5
2016
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Ian Poulter putting one-handed (via CBSSports.com)

Ian Poulter pulled somewhat of a risky move in front of the rowdy fans on the par-3 16th during the second round of the Phoenix Open. Well, he actually might have been trying to show off, but it unfortunately back-fired on him.

Poulter knocked his tee shot to about eight feet. He, then, put his left hand in his pocket and kept the right hand on the putter grip and rolled the putt just like that. Yes, one-handed! He missed. You can only imagine the crowd’s reaction.

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Jan
20
2016

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The European Tour announced a new policy at this week’s Abu Dhabi Championship: Players are now permitted to wear shorts during practice and pro-ams, as Chief Executive Keith Pelley believes the initiative will help “modernize the game.”

Among the players making the most out of the new rule were Ian Poulter, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke. Two headliners of the week world nos. 1 and 3, respectively, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy both voiced their support for pros sporting knee lengths. 

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Oct
21
2015
By Stephanie Wei under European Tour

After already making the trek from Texas to Hong Kong, Rich Beem agreed to pull out of the European Tour’s Hong Kong Open and give his spot in the field to Ian Poulter. You see, Poulter was in a bit of a conundrum. In the latest official world golf rankings, the Englishman dropped out of the top 50 to 51st, making him ineligible for the WGC-HSBC Champions in two weeks. Poulter had planned on playing in Shanghai to fulfill his mandatory requirement of 13 starts on the European Tour to remain a member — and more important, keep him qualified for the 2016 Ryder Cup. 

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