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Ian Poulter's Biography

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Who is Ian Poulter?

Ian Poulter was born on 10 January 1976.

Ian Poulter is known for his sartorial style, including, in 2004, wearing striking Union Jack trousers at the British Open.

Poulter uses Saville Row tailor William Hunt and, in 2005, the design for Poulter's trousers for the British Open were made into a competition by the BBC and attracted around 2000 entries.

Poulter took his first golf shot when he was just 4. His brother, Danny, is also a professional, as an assistant at Chadwell Springs, Ware, Hertfordshire.

Ian Poulter turned professional at 19. After joining the European tour via Qualifying School, Ian Poulter was Rookie of the Year title in 2000.

Ian Poulter has won the Italian Open in 2000 and 2002, the Moroccan Open in 2001, and The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open and the Nordic Open in 2003.

In 2004, Ian Poulter achieved his fifth consecutive year with a win. He won the Volvo Masters Andalucia at Club de Golf Valderrama.

It was just five weeks after his Ryder Cup debut, and Ian Poulter beat Sergio Garcia in a sudden-death play-off. It was his 143rd European Tour event and resulted in his largest European Tour prize of 625,000 Euros (£432,202).

The victory meant that Ian Poulter had won over 5 million Euros in his European Tour career, including circa 1.5 million Euros in 2004 and roughly the same the previous year.

Ian Poulter was coached by David Leadbetter, who told Golf Digest:

"If Ian has a flaw, it's that excessive speed at times doesn't allow him to complete his backswing."

In November 2007, Ian Poulter took his first title of the year at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan.

In July 2008, Ian Poulter took second place at the Open at Royal Birkdale.

On 1 November 2009, Ian Poulter won the Singapore Open.

In February 2010 Ian Poulter beat Paul Casey 4&2 in the WGC-Accenture Match Play final. With the victory, Poulter not only earned $1,400,000, but he also moved up temporarily to fifth in the golf world rankings.

In November 2010, Ian Poulter won the Hong Kong Open. It was Poulter's 10th win on the European Tour.

In December 2011, Ian Poulter won the Australian Masters. It was his first title victory since winning the Volvo World Match Play in May.

In 2012, following on from an excellent performance in the Ryder Cup, Ian Poulter won the WGC Champions in Shenzhen.

In May 2017, Ian Poulter tied for second place in the Players Championship.

On 1 April 2018, Ian Poulter secured a place at the Masters with a play-off victory over Beau Hossler at the Houston Open in Texas.

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