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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
PGA Tour
and the European Tour. He has previously been ranked as high as number 5 in the world rankings. The highlights of Poulter's career to date have been his two World Golf Championship wins at the 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
and the 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions. He is the touring professional for Woburn Golf and Country Club.[1]

Contents

1 Early career 2 Professional career 3 Clothing 4 Controversy 5 Personal life 6 Sponsorships 7 Professional wins (17)

7.1 PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins (3) 7.2 European Tour wins (12) 7.3 Japan Golf Tour wins (1) 7.4 Asian Tour wins (2) 7.5 PGA Tour
PGA Tour
of Australasia wins (1) 7.6 Challenge Tour wins (1) 7.7 Other wins (1)

8 Results in major championships

8.1 Summary

9 World Golf Championships

9.1 Wins (2) 9.2 Results timeline

10 Team appearances 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Early career[edit] Born in Hitchin, Poulter took up the game at the age of four when his single-handicap father, Terry, gave him a cut-down 3-wood. His older brother Danny is also a professional golfer.[2] Unable to get a place as a pro at a private club, he became the assistant pro and golf shop manager at the Chesfield Downs Golf Club.[3] 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. Following this period, Poulter joined as Assistant Pro at Leighton Buzzard golf course, giving lessons to youngsters at £1 a time.[4] Professional career[edit] Poulter turned professional in 1996 gaining his first win at the 1999 Open de Côte d'Ivoire on the European Tour's second tier Challenge Tour. He won promotion to the European Tour itself via the qualifying school later that year. In his first season, he claimed the Italian Open title and was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2000. Further wins followed in each of the next four seasons, most prestigiously the season ending "tour championship" the Volvo Masters in 2004. He was in the top ten on the Order of Merit in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012. In 2013, he finished 2nd on the Order of Merit, his highest placing so far. After narrowly missing a place in the 2002 European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team, Poulter was a member of the victorious squad in 2004, where he officially scored the winning points for his team.[5] This entitled him to take up membership of the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
in 2005, and he has divided his time between the two tours since then.[citation needed] At the 2008 Masters Tournament, Poulter made a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at Augusta National
Augusta National
in the first round. At the 2008 Open Championship, Poulter had the clubhouse lead on the last round before being beaten by defending champion Pádraig Harrington. In the 2008 Ryder Cup, Poulter was the highest points scorer on either side as he scored 4 of Europe's 11.5 points. Europe
Europe
lost the Ryder Cup 16.5–11.5. In the 2009 Players Championship, he finished in sole possession of second place at eight under-par, four shots behind the winner, Henrik Stenson. In November 2009, Poulter won the Barclays Singapore Open
Barclays Singapore Open
at the Sentosa Club.[6] He moved into the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in January 2010 with a second-place finish at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.[7] In February 2010, he won his first tournament on U.S. soil, beating fellow Englishman Paul Casey
Paul Casey
4&2 in the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona.[8] The win moved him to 5th in the world rankings.[9] His ranking gained Poulter a place in the 2010 Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
in September at Celtic Manor
Celtic Manor
in Wales
Wales
He won 3 points in the 4 matches he played in the European team's win by 14.5 points to 13.5. In November 2010, he won his second title of the year with a one-stroke victory in the UBS Hong Kong Open.[10] On 23 February 2011, in Marana, Arizona, Poulter became the first defending champion in nine years to be eliminated in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He did however enjoy greater success in the European Tour's own match play event, the Volvo World Match Play Championship where he won the title beating Ryder Cup teammate Luke Donald, 2&1, in the final. He had previously beaten the world number one Lee Westwood, Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari
and Nicolas Colsaerts to get to the final. This was Poulter's second tournament win in a match play event and eleventh European Tour victory.[11] As a result of his win Poulter moved up from 22nd to 14th in the Official World Golf Ranking.[when?]. Poulter was one of José María Olazábal's two "captains picks" for the European Team at the 2012 Ryder Cup. He won all the 4 matches he played over the three days of the event, and was a key figure in sparking his team's victory by 14.5 points to 13.5.[12] On 4 November 2012, Poulter won the second World Golf Championship of his career at the WGC-HSBC Champions
WGC-HSBC Champions
in Shenzhen, China, coming from four strokes back in the final round to win by two from four other players. He shot a final round of 65 which included 8 birdies in his first 15 holes to seize control and despite a late bogey, closed out the victory by two strokes. He became only the second European to have won multiple WGC events after Darren Clarke. The victory took Poulter to 15th in the rankings.[13] At the 2015 Honda Classic
Honda Classic
on the PGA Tour, Poulter had a three shot lead going into the final round of the rain delayed event. However he had a disastrous four-over-par final round of 74, where he found the water five times, included twice on the 14th hole which cost him a triple bogey. Poulter would finish in a tie for third, one shot outside of the playoff, which was won by Pádraig Harrington. It was his first 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
and he never would win a non-WGC PGA Tour
PGA Tour
event until 2018. In the same year, Poulter was in a predicament. He fell to 51st in the OWGR and was not exempt for the WGC-HSBC Champions, and had failed to enter the UBS Hong Kong Open. He was also at risk of losing his European Tour card since he had only played in 12 events, one short of membership and Ryder Cup eligibility. He only earned entry to the Hong Kong Open after Rich Beem gave up his sponsor exemption to allow Poulter to compete.[14] In March 2016, Poulter held the 54-hole lead at the Puerto Rico Open, an alternate event on the PGA Tour. He led by one stroke entering the final round, but shot an even-par round which included just the one birdie, to finish in a tie for third, one stroke outside of the playoff. This was only the second time that Poulter had held a 54-hole lead in an event on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
and he has yet to win one. The result was however his best on tour for over a year. On 3 June 2016, Poulter was ruled out of the upcoming Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
after being sidelined for four months with a foot injury.[15] Only three days later, he was named by captain Darren Clarke
Darren Clarke
as one of his vice-captains for the match.[16] Poulter started the 2016–17 season using a major medical extension. He initially failed to meet the terms, but his results and criteria were reevaluated, allowing Poulter to keep his Tour card for the remainder of the season.[17] The Golf Channel website also mentioned that Brian Gay (who was also playing on a major medical extension) noted a discrepancy in the points distribution from the previous season. After recalculating, Gay and Poulter were also allowed entry into the 2017 Players Championship
2017 Players Championship
after meeting the FedEx Cup requirements.[18] Poulter went on to finish T2 at The Players, three shots behind Kim Si-woo. During the 2018 WGC-Match Play, Poulter was informed by members of the media that his advancement to the quarterfinals would place him in the top-50 in the World Golf Rankings, ensuring his place in the Masters' field two weeks later. It was later determined that he would need to advance to the semifinals to crack the top-50, which he was unable to do, losing heavily to Kevin Kisner in the quarterfinals.[19] The following week, Poulter won the Houston Open, claiming his third victory on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
and first stroke play tournament win in the United States. Poulter won in a sudden-death playoff, after holing a lengthy birdie putt on the final green of regulation play to tie Beau Hossler. In the playoff, Poulter won with a par, after Hossler found the water and made a triple bogey. This was Poulter's first win in six years on any tour and also sealed his place in the Masters the following week as the final entrant.[19] Clothing[edit] Poulter is well known for his eccentric dress sense, inspired by his mother who managed the Letchworth
Letchworth
branch of UK women's fashion chain Dorothy Perkins.[3] His most famous pieces include trousers featuring the famous Claret Jug, worn at both the 2005 and 2006 Open Championships. Commentating for the BBC, Seve Ballesteros
Seve Ballesteros
jibed that this was "the closest [Poulter] would ever get to it". He is an avid fan of football club Arsenal.[20][21] He has on several occasions appeared with the team's crest on his shoes, and he even controversially wore the team's shirt during an event, gaining widespread ire for flying in the face of golfing tradition (immediately after the event the rule was changed to stop future players wearing football jerseys). In addition to his golfing career, Poulter launched Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
Design (IJP Design) in 2007.[22] Controversy[edit] In the March issue of Golf World (UK) in 2008, Poulter was quoted saying "Don't get me wrong, I really respect every professional golfer, but I know I haven't played to my full potential and when that happens, it will be just me and Tiger."[23] Following the European Team's loss in the 2008 Ryder Cup, Poulter accused Anthony Kim, who was on the American team, of body checking him in the middle of a match, which Kim denied and said it was an accident.[24] In April 2010, Poulter was strongly rebuked for using an anti-Semitic nickname for Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur
fans in one of his Twitter posts. He has since apologised.[25] In October 2010, Poulter tweeted videos of him with the Ryder Cup trophy at his Florida home, including a video of him and his children eating cereal out of the trophy sparking controversy.[26] In March 2014, Poulter called Japanese first-year pro Hideki Matsuyama an "idiot" on Twitter during the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Matsuyama had accidentally damaged the 13th green while putting during treacherous conditions. Poulter claimed that Matsuyama failed to repair it himself. Matsuyama later apologized directly to Poulter.[27] In October 2014, PGA of America
PGA of America
president Ted Bishop responded to Poulter's criticism of the Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
captaincy of Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo
and Tom Watson by calling Poulter a "lil girl", which led to Bishop's firing. The PGA called Bishop's statements "unacceptable" and "insensitive gender-based".[28][29] Personal life[edit] Poulter is married to Katie; the couple have four children, and live in Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida.[30] The couple also have a home in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.[31] Poulter is an avid car collector, and along with his 2008 purchase of a Ford GT,[32] he has a Bentley Continental GT, a Ferrari
Ferrari
California, and has owned a Ferrari, Nissan Skyline
Nissan Skyline
and an Aston Martin DB9. Poulter has over 2 million followers on Twitter and the third most on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
behind Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
and Tiger Woods. Sponsorships[edit] Poulter currently has an endorsement with the following companies: Coolsculpting, IJP Design, Titleist, Nikon, EA Sports, MasterCard, Oakley, Fathead, Audemars Piguet, Marquis Jet.[33] Professional wins (17)[edit] PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins (3)[edit]

Legend

World Golf Championships (2)

Other PGA Tour
PGA Tour
(1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of victory Runner(s)-up

1 21 Feb 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 4 and 2 Paul Casey

2 4 Nov 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions
WGC-HSBC Champions
* 69-68-65-65=267 –21 2 strokes Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Scott Piercy

3 1 Apr 2018 Houston Open 73-64-65-67=269 −19 Playoff Beau Hossler

*This was not a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
event in 2012, it was a European Tour event. Poulter's win was counted as he held a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
card. Runners-up finishes were counted on the European Tour and not on the PGA Tour. PGA Tour
PGA Tour
playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result

1 2018 Houston Open Beau Hossler Won with par on first extra hole

European Tour wins (12)[edit]

Legend

World Golf Championships (2)

Other European Tour (10)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of victory Runner(s)-up

1 29 Oct 2000 Italian Open 66-67-65-69=267 −21 1 stroke Gordon Brand, Jnr

2 15 Apr 2001 Moroccan Open 71-67-69-70=277 −15 2 strokes David Lynn

3 3 Nov 2002 Italian Open (2) 61-67-69=197 −19 2 strokes Paul Lawrie

4 1 Jun 2003 Celtic Manor
Celtic Manor
Resort Wales
Wales
Open 65-67-68-70=270 −18 3 strokes Darren Fichardt, Jonathan Lomas, Jarrod Moseley

5 10 Aug 2003 Nordic Open 68-67-65-66=266 −22 1 stroke Colin Montgomerie

6 31 Oct 2004 Volvo Masters Andalucia 71-67-69-70=277 −7 Playoff Sergio García

7 17 Sep 2006 XXXII Banco Madrid Valle Romano Open de Madrid Golf Masters 67-66-64-69=266 −22 5 strokes Ignacio Garrido

8 1 Nov 2009 Barclays Singapore Open1 66-64-72-72=274 −10 1 stroke Liang Wen-chong

9 21 Feb 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 4 and 2 Paul Casey

10 21 Nov 2010 UBS Hong Kong Open1 67-60-64-67=258 −22 1 stroke Simon Dyson, Matteo Manassero

11 22 May 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship 2 and 1 Luke Donald

12 4 Nov 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions 69-68-65-65=267 −21 2 strokes Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Scott Piercy

1 Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result

1 2004 Volvo Masters Andalucia Sergio García Won with par on first extra hole

2 2010 Dubai World Championship Robert Karlsson Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up

1 18 Nov 2007 Dunlop Phoenix −11 (65-68-67-69=269) 3 strokes Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of victory Runner(s)-up

1 1 Nov 2009 Barclays Singapore Open1 66-64-72-72=274 −10 1 stroke Liang Wen-chong

2 21 Nov 2010 UBS Hong Kong Open1 67-60-64-67=258 −22 1 stroke Simon Dyson, Matteo Manassero

1 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour PGA Tour
PGA Tour
of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of victory Runner-up

1 18 Dec 2011 JBWere Masters 65-68-69-67=269 −15 3 strokes Marcus Fraser

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up

1 18 Apr 1999 Open de Côte d'Ivoire −4 (69-72-70-73=284) 2 strokes Sébastien Delagrange, David Park, Marc Pendaries

Other wins (1)[edit]

2010 The Shark Shootout
The Shark Shootout
(with Dustin Johnson)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Masters Tournament

T31 T33

T13 T25 T20

U.S. Open

CUT T57 T12 T36 WD T18

The Open Championship T64

T50 T46 T25 T11 CUT T27 2 CUT

PGA Championship

CUT

T61 T37 T47 T9 T23 T31 T19

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Masters Tournament T10 T27 7 CUT T20 T6 T49

T44

U.S. Open T47 CUT T41 T21 T17 T54

The Open Championship T60 CUT T9 T3 CUT CUT

T14

PGA Championship WD T39 T3 T61 T58 CUT

T22

  Top 10   Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut WD = withdrew "T" indicates a tie for a place Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made

Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 3 7 13 12

U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 9

The Open Championship 0 1 1 2 3 6 16 11

PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 2 5 15 12

Totals 0 1 2 3 8 22 56 44

Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2004 Open Championship
Open Championship
– 2006 U.S. Open) Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2012 Open Championship
Open Championship
– 2012 PGA)

World Golf Championships[edit] Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up

2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship n/a 4 & 2 Paul Casey

2012 WGC-HSBC Champions 4 shot deficit −21 (69-68-65-65=267) 2 strokes Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Scott Piercy

Results timeline[edit] Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Match Play

QF 4 R64 R16 R32

Mexico Championship NT1

T44

T18 T2 T16 T57

Bridgestone Invitational T13

T33

T33 T13 T30 T16

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Mexico Championship T13 T37 T45 T60 T28 T52 T49

Match Play R16 1 R64 R64 4 R64 T34

QF

Bridgestone Invitational T15 T65 T68 T29 T19 T52 T17

HSBC Champions T45 T13 T13 1 2 T6 T30

1Cancelled due to 9/11   Win   Top 10   Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied NT = No tournament Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009. Team appearances[edit]

Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
(representing Europe): 2004 (winners), 2008, 2010 (winners), 2012 (winners), 2014 (winners)

Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
points record

2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 Total

1 - 4 3 4 1 13

World Cup (representing England): 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 Seve Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2003 (winners), 2005 (winners), 2011 (winners) EurAsia Cup
EurAsia Cup
(representing Europe): 2016 (winners)

See also[edit]

List of golfers with most European Tour wins

References[edit]

^ "Woburn Golf Club – Ian Poulter". Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.  ^ " PGA Tour
PGA Tour
profile". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2009.  ^ a b "Ian Poulter: Dandy of the fairways aims to end British fashion for failure". The Independent. London. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2009.  ^ "Poulter is a Leighton lad for life". Leighton Buzzard Observer. 22 April 2013.  ^ Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
is widely credited as having holed the winning putt, although Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
birdied on the 15th hole of his match to guarantee a half-point and so mathematically win the Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
seconds before Montgomerie. This was commentated on by course commentators and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live, whose Golf correspondent Ian Coulter recalled in the News of the World: "My editor said Poulter was three up seconds before Monty hit his putt. Then Colin's putt went in – you can imagine the situation. To have over-ruled his achievement would have been like trying to deny Alan Shearer a goal that went in off a defender." "This man won us Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
– not Monty" News of the World
News of the World
(London); 26 September 2004; Geoff Sweet; p. 75. Frank Keating of The Guardian
The Guardian
also noted this chain of events, writing "radio logged the fact that it was not Montgomerie's putt which actually clinched the cup but Poulter's, a matter of seconds before and a few holes behind." "Golf, Cricket: Notes from the touchline" The Guardian
The Guardian
(Manchester); 24 Sep 2004; Frank Keating; p. 34. Notwithstanding, Poulter was still in a Dormie position at this time (3 holes up with 3 to play) and players in this position can still be disqualified and thus lose their match. A similar situation took place 2 years later. ^ "Poulter secures Singapore title". BBC
BBC
Sport. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.  ^ Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer
Climbs To World Number 6 With Win In Abu Dhabi And Bill Haas Wins The Bob Hope Classic Archived 23 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. – Official World Golf Ranking, Week 4, 2010 ^ "Poulter defeats Casey to win World Match Play title". BBC
BBC
Sport. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010.  ^ Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
Wins The WGC-Accenture Match Play And Jumps To A Career High World Number Five Archived 23 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. – Official World Golf Ranking, 2010, Week 8 ^ " Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
wins Hong Kong open by one stroke". BBC
BBC
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Ian Poulter
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Luke Donald
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Ryder Cup
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Ian Poulter
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Ian Poulter
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Ian Poulter
wins Houston Open
Houston Open
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Talk
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External links[edit]

Official website Ian Poulter's IJP Design Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
at the European Tour official site Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
at the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
official site Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
at the Japan Golf Tour official site Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
at the Official World Golf Ranking official site

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Sir Henry Cotton Rookies of the Year

1960 Tommy Goodwin 1961 Alex Caygill 1962 No award 1963 Tony Jacklin 1964 No award 1965 No award 1966 Robin Liddle 1967 No award 1968 Bernard Gallacher 1969 Peter Oosterhuis 1970 Stuart Brown 1971 David Llewellyn 1972 Sam Torrance 1973 Pip Elson 1974 Carl Mason 1975 No award 1976 Mark James 1977 Nick Faldo 1978 Sandy Lyle 1979 Mike Miller 1980 Paul Hoad 1981 Jeremy Bennett 1982 Gordon Brand, Jnr 1983 Grant Turner 1984 Philip Parkin 1985 Paul Thomas 1986 José María Olazábal 1987 Peter Baker 1988 Colin Montgomerie 1989 Paul Broadhurst 1990 Russell Claydon 1991 Per-Ulrik Johansson 1992 Jim Payne 1993 Gary Orr 1994 Jonathan Lomas 1995 Jarmo Sandelin 1996 Thomas Bjørn 1997 Scott Henderson 1998 Olivier Edmond 1999 Sergio García 2000 Ian Poulter 2001 Paul Casey 2002 Nick Dougherty 2003 Peter Lawrie 2004 Scott Drummond 2005 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño 2006 Marc Warren 2007 Martin Kaymer 2008 Pablo Larrazábal 2009 Chris Wood 2010 Matteo Manassero 2011 Tom Lewis 2012 Ricardo Santos 2013 Peter Uihlein 2014 Brooks Koepka 2015 An Byeong-hun 2016 Wang Jeung-hun 2017 Jon Rahm

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World Golf Championships champions

WGC-Championship

1999 Tiger Woods† 2000 Mike Weir 2001 Cancelled 2002 Tiger Woods 2003 Tiger Woods 2004 Ernie Els 2005 Tiger Woods† 2006 Tiger Woods 2007 Tiger Woods 2008 Geoff Ogilvy 2009 Phil Mickelson 2010 Ernie Els 2011 Nick Watney 2012 Justin Rose 2013 Tiger Woods 2014 Patrick Reed 2015 Dustin Johnson 2016 Adam Scott 2017 Dustin Johnson 2018 Phil Mickelson

WGC-Match Play

1999 Jeff Maggert 2000 Darren Clarke 2001 Steve Stricker 2002 Kevin Sutherland 2003 Tiger Woods 2004 Tiger Woods 2005 David Toms 2006 Geoff Ogilvy 2007 Henrik Stenson 2008 Tiger Woods 2009 Geoff Ogilvy 2010 Ian Poulter 2011 Luke Donald 2012 Hunter Mahan 2013 Matt Kuchar 2014 Jason Day 2015 Rory McIlroy 2016 Jason Day 2017 Dustin Johnson 2018 Bubba Watson

WGC-Invitational

1999 Tiger Woods 2000 Tiger Woods 2001 Tiger Woods† 2002 Craig Parry 2003 Darren Clarke 2004 Stewart Cink 2005 Tiger Woods 2006 Tiger Woods† 2007 Tiger Woods 2008 Vijay Singh 2009 Tiger Woods 2010 Hunter Mahan 2011 Adam Scott 2012 Keegan Bradley 2013 Tiger Woods 2014 Rory McIlroy 2015 Shane Lowry 2016 Dustin Johnson 2017 Hideki Matsuyama

WGC-Champions

2009 Phil Mickelson 2010 Francesco Molinari 2011 Martin Kaymer 2012 Ian Poulter 2013 Dustin Johnson 2014 Bubba Watson 2015 Russell Knox 2016 Hideki Matsuyama 2017 Justin Rose

WGC-World Cup

2000 David Duval
David Duval
/ Tiger Woods 2001 Ernie Els
Ernie Els
/ Retief Goosen 2002 Toshimitsu Izawa / Shigeki Maruyama 2003 Trevor Immelman
Trevor Immelman
/ Rory Sabbatini 2004 Paul Casey
Paul Casey
/ Luke Donald 2005 Stephen Dodd
Stephen Dodd
/ Bradley Dredge 2006 Bernhard Langer
Bernhard Langer
/ Marcel Siem No longer WGC event

† indicates the event was won in a playoff

Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
in the Ryder Cup

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2004

Paul Casey Darren Clarke Luke Donald Sergio García Pádraig Harrington David Howell Miguel Ángel Jiménez Thomas Levet Paul McGinley Colin Montgomerie Ian Poulter Lee Westwood

Bernhard Langer
Bernhard Langer
(non-playing captain)

Won: 18.5 – 9.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2008

Paul Casey Sergio García Søren Hansen Pádraig Harrington Miguel Ángel Jiménez Robert Karlsson Graeme McDowell Ian Poulter Justin Rose Henrik Stenson Lee Westwood Oliver Wilson

Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo
(non-playing captain)

Lost: 11.5 – 16.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2010

Luke Donald Ross Fisher Peter Hanson Pádraig Harrington Miguel Ángel Jiménez Martin Kaymer Graeme McDowell Rory McIlroy Edoardo Molinari Francesco Molinari Ian Poulter Lee Westwood

Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
(non-playing captain)

Won: 14.5 – 13.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2012

Nicolas Colsaerts Luke Donald Sergio García Peter Hanson Martin Kaymer Paul Lawrie Graeme McDowell Rory McIlroy Francesco Molinari Ian Poulter Justin Rose Lee Westwood

José María Olazábal
José María Olazábal
(non-playing captain)

Won: 14.5 – 13.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2014

Thomas Bjørn Jamie Donaldson Victor Dubuisson Stephen Gallacher Sergio García Martin Kaymer Graeme McDowell Rory McIlroy Ian Poulter Justin Rose Henrik Stenson Lee Westwood

Paul McGinley
Paul McGinley
(non-playing captain)

Won: 1

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