Ian Poulter risks losing PGA Tour card

Ian Poulter1

Ian Poulter is on the brink of losing full PGA Tour status with his ten-event medical extension almost up.

The 41-year-old was granted an extension after being ruled out of the second half of last season with an arthritic joint in his right foot, which also forced him to miss the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2006.

Needing to earn $347,634 from those ten events, Poulter got off to a fantastic start with a T17 finish at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, where he earned $101,500.

However, the Englishman has struggled since. He missed cuts at the Sanderson Farms Championship and OHL Classic at Mayakoba and, despite making it to the weekend in his next four events, he’s failed to finish any higher than T36.

Read more – > Ian Poulter announces IJP Design closure

Getty Images 521218200

Ian Poulter’s medical extension

• CIMB Classic – T17 – $101,500
• Sanderson Farms Championship – CUT – $0
• OHL Classic at Mayakoba – CUT – $0
• The RSM Classic – T36 – $25,833
• The Honda Classic – T43 – $21,120
• Valspar Championship – T41 – $21,451
• Arnold Palmer Invitational – T41 – $33,060

Total earned: $202,965
Still to earn:
$144,669 (three events remaining)

If Ian Poulter fails to earn $144,669 – average of $48,223 per event – he will lose his full PGA Tour status, but will qualify for conditional status.

He’s scheduled to tee it up at this week’s Puerto Rico Open, where he will be looking to make the most of the world’s best players being in Austin for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
HIT IT SOLID OFF SLOPING LIES | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
THE MOST DIFFICULT LIES IN GOLF | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
AM I A GOOD ENOUGH GOLFER TO USE A SET OF BLADES???
blades
play button
PICKING OUR FAVOURITE UTILITY IRON - Callaway X Forged UT vs TaylorMade SIM UDI vs Titleist U•500
Utility Irons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

LPGA star Cristie Kerr suffers "serious" injuries in golf cart accident
Could this mean golf is exempt from future UK COVID lockdowns?
Dumbarnie Links reflects on hugely successful first year in business
Stephen Gallacher Foundation launches Christmas fundraising initiative
"Most golf clubhouses unwelcoming to women" says Annika Sorenstam

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Set the wrists later in the golf swing
Watch
play button
Commit to each swing
Watch
play button
Put your golf swing into fifth gear
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s keys to more power
Watch
See all videos right arrow