Don't get me wrong, I really respect every professional golferPoulter says he can challenge Tiger Woods Jan 30, 2008
It was nice to let the golf actually do all the work and stop people talking about the hairPoulter edges Montgomerie in Nordic Open Aug 10, 2003
I spoke to him all week and he was keeping an eye on mePoulter wins Wales Open by three shots Jun 01, 2003
I needed to try and change a few things in my game to be more consistentPoulter shares Wales Open lead May 29, 2003
It was maybe a blessing in disguise that I felt so lousy so I was not trying too hard and went out with no expectationsPoulter shares Wales Open lead May 29, 2003
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.