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Biography

ResidenceMilton Keynes, England; Orlando, Florida, USA
AttachmentWoburn G&C.C.
Date of Birth:10/01/1976
Place of BirthHitchin, England
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 13st 7lbs (185cm 86kg)
FamilyWife: Katie (m. 2007); Children: Aimee-Leigh (2002), Luke (2004), Lilly-Mai Grace (2009), Joshua (2012)
InterestsAll ball sports, Arsenal FC, cars
Web Sitewww.ianpoulterdesign.com
Turned Pro1994 (4)
Qualifying School(1996), (97), (98), 99*

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Biography

Pushed Henrik Stenson all the way in The 2013 Race to Dubai, producing magnificent performances in the last three events to keep the pressure on the Swede. Finished second in the WGC-HSBC Champions, nearly successfully defending the title he won a year earlier, and then had another top five in the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to remain in contention. Took second place in the DP World Tour Championship, but it was not enough as Stenson romped to victory and was crowned European Number One. Underlined his reputation as Mr Ryder Cup when he inspired Europe to victory in the sensational 2012 contest at Medinah. His 100% record with four points from four only tells half the story. He holed five nerveless birdie putts in the last five holes in the Saturday afternoon fourball match with Rory McIlroy against Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson to claim a point, then, second out in the Sunday Singles, beat Webb Simpson by two holes to inspire a rousing comeback. Two years earlier he won three points from four at the Celtic Manor Resort, and in 2008 he was the leading points scorer at Valhalla with four from five. His considerable ability in match play golf also earned him the 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship and the 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Was also in contention to win the Masters Tournament in 2010, and ended the year with second place in Dubai, losing a play-off to Robert Karlsson. Renown for having a passion for fashion and flair, he launched his own clothing range in 2007. Took up the game at the age of four when dad, Terry, a single figure handicapper, gave him a cut-down three wood. Won The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2000. Is an avid supporter of Arsenal FC and travelled to the Champions League Final on the Wednesday night of the 2006 Irish Open, chartering a plane there and back from the Stade de France in Paris. The only downside was that Arsenal lost 2-1 to Barcelona.

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Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins12
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR37
Race To Dubai54
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,019,635 (2010)

Teams

Professional Ryder Cup 2004 (winners), 08. 10 (winners), 12 (winners) World Cup 2001, 07, 08, 09, 11 Seve Trophy 2003 (winners), 05 (winners), 11 (winners)

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