Date of Birth:10th January 1976Country:England

Ian Poulter

A man of many talents, Ian Poulter – one of the most colourful characters on tour – talks the talk and walks the walk. He has his own design company, which actually created the team clothing for Great Britain and Ireland’s Curtis Cup match in 2008, but it is his on-course presence which invariably catches the eye with a flair for fashion and an aggressive golf game: he was Europe’s leading points scorer in the 2008 Ryder Cup, while he has knocked on the door in some of golf’s biggest tournaments including finishing runner-up to Pádraig Harrington in the 2008 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and to Henrik Stenson in the 2009 Players Championship.  Poulter’s big breakthrough on the US Tour came in February, when he won the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship (beating his compatriot Paul Casey in the final). The Englishman likes to listen to music on his I-Pod when practicing, with 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop” his song of choice when belting balls on the range. . . . uses a "lucky" 1946 U.S. quarter as a ball-marker.