• Age
    42
  • Turned Pro
    1995
  • Previous Opens
    17

Ian Poulter

One of Thomas Bjorn’s four wildcard picks for September’s Ryder Cup, he beat world No.1 Dustin Johnson in the singles to add another glorious chapter to his six caps. 

Qualification

Ian Poulter is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
  • 2000

    Open debut

  • Poulter is an avid car collector

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  • 2nd at Royal Birkdale 2008

    Best Open finish

Ian poulter at the open

One of Thomas Bjorn’s four wildcard picks for September 2018's Ryder Cup, he beat world No.1 Dustin Johnson in the singles to add another glorious chapter to his six caps. 

Will always be remembered for his contribution to the event, most notably the five closing birdies he produced at Medinah in 2012 to spark Europe’s remarkable comeback from six points behind, but was only a vice-captain at the 2016 match. 

His world ranking, which stood as high as fifth in 2010, slumped to 210th after an injury lay-off, but his joint second place at The Players in 2017 showed what he was still capable of.

It was followed by him coming third in the Canadian Open and then in 2018 by a quarter-final appearance at the WGC-Dell Match Play and a week later by victory at the Houston Open, which gave him the final spot at The Masters. 

His first win in six years and first strokeplay title in America was achieved in a play-off with Beau Hossler after he sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the final green. His 12 European Tour titles include two World Golf Championships.

Qualification

Ian Poulter is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
M/C
73
81
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2017
T14
67
70
71
70
278
-2
St Andrews 2015
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
T3
72
71
75
67
285
1
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T9
71
69
73
67
280
-
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
69
78
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2010
T60
71
73
76
71
291
3
Turnberry 2009
M/C
75
79
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2008
2
72
71
75
69
287
-
Carnoustie 2007
27
73
73
70
70
286
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
M/C
75
76
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2005
11
70
72
71
69
282
-
Royal Troon 2004
25
71
72
71
72
286
-
Royal St George's 2003
46
78
72
70
75
295
-
Muirfield 2002
50
69
69
78
72
288
-
St Andrews 2000
64
74
69
73
75
291
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