Ian Poulter ruled out of 2016 Ryder Cup

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• Ian Poulter almost certainly OUT of this year's Ryder Cup
• He has been ruled out for four months with foot injury
• The Englishman currently sits way down both Points Lists

IAN POULTER | RYDER CUP

Ian Poulter is almost certain to miss this year’s Ryder Cup after being ruled out for four months with a foot injury.


The 40-year-old, who hasn’t won since 2012, has been dealing with an arthritic joint in his right foot, which has now become so bad he finds it difficult to walk and practice.

The Englishman was expected to feature in Monday’s US Open qualifier at Timuquana Country Club after pulling out of this week’s Memorial Tournament – and now looks set to miss his first major since the 2006 Masters.

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In poor form, it was looking increasingly unlikely that Ian Poulter would make the Ryder Cup team automatically, as he stands 42nd in the European Points List and 38th  in the World Points List.

Poulter has featured in five Ryder Cups (2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014) and, up until the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, had a record of 12-3-0. However, in Scotland, he failed to win any of three contests he was involved in, halving two and losing the other.


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