How much does the Ryder Cup mean to Ian Poulter? This much...

Ian Poulter

Paging Team America – Ian Poulter is coming for you.

The Ryder Cup stalwart, set to make a sixth appearance in the biennial match at Le Golf National in two weeks’ time, has posted an impassioned statement on his Twitter account outlining exactly how much the match means to him.

Poulter, 42, was named by Thomas Bjorn as one of his four picks for the European team last week and, in a lengthy post on social media, he explained how much it means to him to be involved again after missing out on the team in 2010.

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“What a journey,” he wrote. “Eighteen months ago, I was asked to attend the PGA luncheon at the Grosvenor on December 16th 2016.

“At the time, I was 180 in the world rankings after coming back from injury.

“It was an honour to be asked to attend in front of 1,000 PGA members and guest. I will never forget the Q&A on the stage. The last question was one I paused on to think of my answer. I wanted to answer with passion and belief.

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“I was asked after coming back from injury what does the future hold for Ian Poulter.

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“My reply. ‘I WILL win another tournament, and I WILL be the team in Paris for the Ryder Cup’ to which I had an overwhelming reception.

“To everyone who has been a part of the dream and commitment to make that goal, I can’t thank you enough.

“With self belief and drive and commitment this was possible. Never ever give up. And when people say you can’t, simply prove them wrong.”

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He signed off with a rallying cry to his teammates, saying: “Let’s stand strong together as one team and bring the trophy back.”

Poulter’s Ryder Cup record is exceptional. Of all players who have played a minimum of 15 times in the match, he has the best overall record, winning 12 of his 18 matches, losing only four and contributing 14 points in total. 

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That has earned him the nickname ‘The Postman’… because he always delivers.

Will he produce the goods at Le Golf National this time around? We’ll find out in a fortnight.

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