Mark Foster leads the British Masters

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Mark Foster made three birdies on the back nine Saturday to grab a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the British Masters at Wisham, England.

Verplank wins the Byron Nelson event

IRVING, Texas, April 29 (UPI) -- Scott Verplank shot a 4-under 66 Sunday to overtake Luke Donald and win the Byron Nelson Golf Championship at Irving, Texas, by one shot.

Donald leads third round of Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas, April 28 (UPI) -- Luke Donald posted a 3-under 67 Saturday in the third round of the Byron Nelson Championship to continue his one-shot lead at 10-under 200.

Woods moves into Dunlop Phoenix lead

MIYAZAKI, Japan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, a two-time defending champion, shot a 5-under-par 65 Friday to take the lead at the halfway point of the Dunlop Phoenix golf tournament in Japan.

Woods wins big at Chandler's Cross

CHANDLER'S CROSS, England, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods Sunday was a eight-shot winner at the WGC-American Express Championship in Chandler's Cross, England.

Woods leads at World Golf Championships

CHANDLER'S CROSS, England, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods shot an 8-under-par 63 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the World Golf Championships in England.

Ian Poulter captures Madrid Open title

MADRID, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A three-under-par 69 Sunday helped Britain's Ian Poulter capture this year's Madrid Open golf tournament, beating Ignacio Garrido by five strokes. The 30-year-old had two bogeys in the final round, his first of the event, but compensated with five birdies

Poulter shoots 64 to lead Madrid Open

MADRID, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Ian Poulter posted an 8-under 64 Saturday to take the lead after three rounds of the Madrid Open.

Harrington, Orr share Madrid Open lead

MADRID, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Padraig Harrington and Gary Orr shot 7-under 65s Friday to share the lead after two rounds of the Madrid Open.

Lucquin leads the Spanish Masters

MADRID, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jean-Francois Lucquin shot 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead after one round of the European Tour's Spanish Masters Golf Tournament in Madrid.

Tiger and Donald tied for PGA lead

MEDINAH, Ill., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods matched the course record at Medinah, Ill., Saturday with a 7-under 65, moving into a tie for the lead after 54 holes of the PGA Championship.

Bickerton captures the French Open

PARIS, July 2 (UPI) -- England's John Bickerton was a one-shot winner Sunday at the French Open Golf Tournament in Paris for his first European Tour win.

Mickelson tied for the lead at U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y., June 17 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson shot a 1-under 69 Saturday and shares the third-round lead with Kenneth Ferrie at the U.S. Open in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Colsaerts leads, Irish Open suspended

MAYNOOTH, Ireland, May 19 (UPI) -- Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium shot a 5-under 67 Friday to lead during the second round of the Irish Open at Maynooth, Ireland.

First round of the Irish Open is suspended

MAYNOOTH, Ireland, May 18 (UPI) -- The first round of the Irish Open Golf Tournament at Maynooth, Ireland, was suspended by darkness on Thursday.
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Ian Poulter
Britain's Ian Poulter putts on the 17th hole on the first day of the 138th British Open Championship in Turnberry Thursday July 16 2009. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Ian James Poulter (born 10 January 1976) is an English professional golfer who is a member of the world's top two professional golf tours, the U.S.-based PGA Tour and the European Tour. He has previously been as high as number five in the world rankings. He is the touring professional for Woburn Golf and Country Club which is situated in Bedfordshire.

Born in Hitchin, Poulter took up the game aged 4 when his single-handicap father, Terry, gave him a cut-down 3-wood. His older brother Danny is also a professional golfer.

Unable to get a place as a pro at a private club, Poulter became the assistant pro and golf shop manager at the Chesfield Downs Golf Club. There he was forced by his boss to pay a full green fee every time he wanted to play in a competition. His handicap hence stayed at four, because he did not play in competitions.

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