Ian Poulter is a professional golfer from England, who is currently a member of the two top professional golf tours in the world – the European Tour and the United States based US PGA Tour.
He is a two time World Golf Championship winner with his wins at the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship in 2010 and the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions in 2012, which catapulted him to a career high ranking of fifth in the Official Golf World Rankings.
Having turned professional in 1996, the Englishman had to wait three years to get his hands on his first trophy when he won the Open de Cote d’Ivoire on the Challenge Tour, the second tier of the European Tour. That same year, he won promotion to the European Tour via the qualifying school route.
In his first season on the European Tour, Poulter won the Italian Open and also went on to win the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award. Further wins followed for Ian Poulter and although he narrowly missed out on a place on the victorious Ryder Cup winning team in 2002, he scored the winning points for Team Europe in 2004, which earned him the right to take up membership with the US PGA Tour. Since then, he has divided his time between the European Tour and the US PGA Tour.
Overall, the Englishman Poulter is the winner of two titles on the US PGA Tour, twelve on the European Tour, one on the Japan Golf Tour, two on the Asian Tour, and one each on the Challenge Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia. The best record that Ian Poulter has managed in the major championships is a second placed finish in The Open Championship which came in 2002.