The European Tour considers amending membership requirements of tournaments played, lowering from 13 to perhaps 11, to keep top golfers such as Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell members of the European Tour.
PGA Tour golfers Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan and Kevin Streelman are among the players locked into the 2016 Masters field, while golfers like Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald still need to earn their way in.
British Masters host Ian Poulter opened with a 3-under 68 Thursday at Woburn and is four shots behind leader Matthew Fitzpatrick while Ryder Cup hopefuls Marc Warren and Andy Sullivan shot 65 and 67, respectively.
Big names – Jason Day, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter – all lost on Day 1 at the 2015 Match Play Championship. While they feel defeated, they still have a glimmer of hope.
Ian Poulter took a big step toward finding the winner's circle for the first time in two years when he grabbed a three-shot lead before inclement weather suspended the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open.
When it comes to mapping out his season, Chris Stroud puts a big circle around the OHL Classic at Mayakoba – and for good reason. Stroud is one of three players who can say they’ve played in each of the eight editions of this tournament.
Alexander Levy is trying to win his second title in China and third European Tour victory for the season. The Frenchman started that effort Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the BMW Masters.
We know they play hard for the European Tour come Ryder Cup time, but playing pure European Tour tournaments is another story. Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter are in China for the BMW Masters, but it’s just the fourth pure European Tour tournament for each of them.
How does preparing to play The Open Championship differ from other tournaments? Looking at the week ahead Ian Poulter shares how he manages to stay in the 'zone' for seven-straight days, some of his favorite memories of The Open, and gives us a sneak peak at what we can expect from his wardrobe!
It's 'check-in' day. For Ian Poulter, Monday of The Open Championship week means ticket allocation for long lost friends and focusing on getting ready for the week ahead. Ian shares what he tries to mentally take in and gives us a special sneak peek into how he goes about choosing his daily outfits.
Is Ian Poulter superstitious when it comes to playing at The Open Championship? He doesn't think so... Superstitions aside, Ian Poulter shares how he uses Tuesday of The Open week to play the course to prepare for how certain holes will play, the different wind scenarios he and his trusted caddie Terry can expect, and the tweaks he needs to make to find every advantage he can.
How does preparing to play The Open Championship differ from other tournaments? For Ian Poulter, Wednesday of The Open week about fine tuning his short game, honing his mental attitude, the pin positions he needs to find, and what needs to be in the bag to cope with the varied weather conditions before tomorrow's start.