Sport Poulter loses PGA Tour card

22:10  21 april  2017
22:10  21 april  2017 Source:

WATCH: Poulter's croc shock!

  WATCH: Poulter's croc shock! Watch how Ian Poulter saw his round disrupted by an alligator after a stray tee shot at the RBC Heritage. The Englishman fired four birdies on the front nine to reach the turn in a share of the lead alongside Webb Simpson, only to spray his tee shot at the par-four 10th into the hazard at Harbour Town Golf Links.Poulter had to take penalty drop for his ball going into the water, before finding a hazard of a different kind when he reached the spot on the bank for his next shot.

Ian Poulter has six tournaments to make enough money or earn enough FedEx Cup points to retain his PGA Tour card . By. And there were no bogeys, a clean card that allowed him to keep moving forward.

If you’re one of Ian Poulter ’s many detractors, rejoice. You may not have to see him on the PGA Tour much longer. Poults is behind the eight ball with regards to the amount of loot he needs to earn to retain his tour card .

Ian Poulter has lost his full playing privileges on the PGA Tour after missing the cut at the Valero Texas Open.

The five-time Ryder Cup star struggled to an opening-round 75 on Thursday and needed a low score on Friday to have any chance of making it through to the weekend, but carded a one-under 71.

Poulter has been playing under a medical exemption for the early part of this campaign and required $347,634 in prize money or 218.42 FedExCup points from 10 events to retain his full playing card.

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Poulter has always been about belief. Geoff Ogilvy once described him as perhaps the most confident player in golf. How else to explain how he could go from folding shirts as an assistant pro to winning his first year on the European Tour , earning a PGA Tour card and becoming America's biggest thorn in

Ian Poulter is in serious danger of losing his PGA Tour card after a bad start to the tournament that is his final chance to earn the money required. The 41-year-old Englishman shot a three-over-par 75 at the Valero Texas Open to leave him in 128th place - he needs a top-30 finish to secure his card .

A final-round 73 and a share of 11th spot at the RBC Heritage left Poulter wanting $30,624 at TPC San Antonio this week, the 10th and final tournament of his exemption.

Needing a fast start to his second round, Poulter bogeyed the first but recovered from a stray approach at the next to roll in a five-footer for birdie.

The Englishman dropped a shot at the fourth and holed an eight-footer to save par at the next, before draining a 15-foot birdie at the par-five sixth.

Poulter slipped back over par for the round when he three-putted the seventh from 12 feet, but bounced back to birdie the next and nail a 35-footer at the ninth to reach the turn in 35.

He couldn't manage to make any further inroads during the back nine, failing to convert from 12 feet at the par-five 14th and from a couple of feet closer at the short 16th.

Sitting a two over for the tournament and looking for a final-hole eagle to have any chance of making the cut, Poulter fired his second shot into the water on his way to a closing par.

Poulter will still be eligible to appear in PGA Tour events, but will now rely on sponsors' invitations for the remainder of the season.

Watch the Valero Texas Open throughout the week live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf

Rule change helps Poulter keep PGA Tour card .
Brian Gay and Ian Poulter will be able to play the rest of the 2016-17 season after rules were relaxed in their pursuit of a PGA Tour card.Former Ryder Cup star Poulter has battled back from a foot injury this year, but the time spent away from golf left him short of the required FedEx Cup points or prize money to keep his place on the Tour.

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