Ian Poulter

Left Field: Appearance fees key to Hong Kong Open

"Pay us and we will appear" is the credo of the modern-day professional. The return of defending champion and world No 1 Rory McIlroy costs an appearance fee of HK$6 million. Photo: AFP

The tail end of the year is wheelbarrow time in Asia and, let's face it, unless Hong Kong has deep pockets the city will miss out on the big-name golfers in the future, especially now the European Tour has moved the penultimate leg in the Race To Dubai from Fanling to Ant

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 3:42am

'Killer instinct' fuels Poulter power

Ian Poulter celebrates with the trophy after winning the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at Mission Hills in Dongguan. Photo: AFP

Ian Poulter summoned his Ryder Cup "killer instinct" yesterday to see off Phil Mickelson and win the WGC-HSBC Champions by two shots at Mission Hills.

Poulter drove Europe to victory over Mickelson's Americans at Medinah, but was winless in individual events this season with critics questioning why he couldn't emulate his match-play form in strokeplay.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

Ian Poulter wins WGC-HSBC Champions in style

Ian Poulter of England tees off at the sixth hole at the WGC-HSBC Champions at Mission Hills. Photo: AFP

Ian Poulter said at the start of last week that despite his Ryder Cup heroics, he felt his season would not be complete without a tournament victory. He duly delivered in style at the WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday, shooting a 65 for a two-shot win at Mission Hills.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ian Poulter hungry for victory at Mission Hills tournament

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter admits he is going to be dining out on his superb Ryder Cup performance for years to come, but there is still one thing missing from the menu this season - a tour victory.

1 Nov 2012 - 2:45am

Ian Poulter an inspiration to his Euro teammates

Englishman Ian Poulter celebrates after winning his singles match against Webb Simpson. Photo: Reuters

Firebrand Ian Poulter was the toast of Europe as he inspired his team's stunning comeback at Medinah.

A self-styled Ryder Cup fanatic, the 36-year-old Englishman trounced US Open champion Webb Simpson 2 up in the second of 12 closing singles to help give his side crucial momentum as they battled to reel in a 10-6 overnight US lead.

2 Oct 2012 - 1:49am

Poulter keeps Europe hopes alive in Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter of Europe line up a putt on the 18th green at Medinah Country Club in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Europe’s Ryder Cup team were rallying behind flag-bearer Ian Poulter ahead of Sunday’s closing Ryder Cup singles as they targeted a historic come-from-behind win.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts get wild-card picks for Ryder Cup team

England's Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium were named by captain Jose Maria Olazabal yesterday as Europe's two wild-card picks for next month's Ryder Cup.

World No 26 Poulter and 35th-ranked Colsaerts join 10 automatic selections in the 12-man team for holders Europe for the September 28-30 match against the US in Illinois.

28 Aug 2012 - 2:22am

Poulter still on road to recovery

World No 25 Ian Poulter confessed yesterday he cannot burn the candle at both ends as he continues to recover from a bout of pneumonia.

The 36-year-old Englishman is still a few kilograms short of his best fighting weight but will come out swinging today in his first appearance at the US$3 million Volvo China Open.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-champ Poulter takes away positives after coming up short

Dethroned champion Ian Poulter mounted a strong challenge to become the first player to retain the title since Taiwan's Hsieh Yung-yo in 1964, but his four-under 66 to finish on eight-under 272 for a share of fourth was not enough to make up for an opening-day 71.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fanling fighting back after last year's humiliation

One year ago Fanling was defenceless. Whether it was the lift, clean and place rule in effect or just generally benign conditions, the course was abused in ways it had never seen in its 122 years. Ian Poulter won the championship with a record 22 under par, but just barely. Simon Dyson and Matteo Manassero both finished at 21 under, with Anthony Kang coming in at 20 under.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Poulter a long shot for two-in-a-row

Only one player has won back-to-back titles in this tournament's history. Today, Ian Poulter will attempt to make it two, as he tries to emulate Taiwanese Hsieh Yung-yo (1963-64).

The defending champion has put himself in a reasonable position after carding a three-under 67 yesterday, his best score this week following a 71 and 68 on the first two days.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Poulter loses his cool as putter deserts him

Englishman Ian Poulter was pretty in purple, from his chequered pants and sweater to his shoes. He turned a shade of blue after his round, snapping at the media in a post mortem of his 'disappointing' one-over 71.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'Brotherly' Englishmen now must go head-to-head

Ian Poulter and Justin Rose described their partnership at the World Cup last weekend as 'almost brotherly', but it could be more Cain and Abel as the pair go head-to-head for the UBS Hong Kong Open title this week.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Zhang steps on to world stage

Zhang Xinjun has been flexing his muscles in the gym. Today, he hopes to punch above his weight for China on the world stage.

The unheralded Zhang faces the biggest test in his career when he partners Liang Wenchong, China number one, in the US$7.5 million Omega Mission Hills World Cup, which starts in Hainan today.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'The best is yet to come'

It's early morning Orlando time, and Ian Poulter is up and on the move. The British golfer has a lot on his mind today which is, really, the way it has to be every single day when you have chosen the path of the modern-day professional athlete.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am