Ian Poulter loses PGA Tour card


Photo: twitter.com/IanJamesPoulter

Maybe it was the Ryder Cup, maybe it is just the way he carries himself.

But for whatever reason American’s, for the most part, hate and his visor.

So this past weekend when Poulter missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open, it was a thing of beauty for Americans.

To keep your tour card you need to match one of the things on a huge list of requirements such as wins, money earned and so on.

Going into last weekend Poulter needed to make at least $30,624 in winnings to keep his card. He was previously playing on a major medical extension after missing some time due to a foot injury.

After missing the cut, Poulter was officially without a PGA tour card. This may shock many because he was a household name at one point and time, and if you don’t really pay attention, you wont notice how bad he has been playing.

So what now?

In an interview with Golf Channel, Poulter talked about his next move, “I have the opportunity to have sponsor invitations … I also have some events I can play in Europe.”

He has the opportunity to change things really quick, next week at the Zurich Classic, where he will be paired up with Geoff Ogilvy. If they tandem can pull off, an improbable, victory Poulter may be on his way to regaining his tour card sooner rather than later.

Poulter opened up on Twitter after his round sending out this tweet, reminding his fans, he will be back.


2017 has been a roller coaster for European’s. Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose went toe to toe on Sunday at the Masters. Ending in Garcia finally getting his major. Thomas Pieters had a great showing at Augusta. Jon Rahm of Spain already has a win, and has showed signs of promise as the PGA Tour’s next big thing. And now the beloved (in Europe) Poulter, loses his tour card.

At 41, Poulter’s prime may be behind him. His career will forever be defined by his Ryder Cup success.

But for now, us Americans can laugh at him and enjoy our time with the Ryder Cup trophy.