Ian Poulter

Professional Golfer

Earning the nickname ‘The Postman,’ Ian Poulter is regarded one of Team Europe’s most valuable Ryder Cup players. Among his many charitable causes – giving seriously ill/disabled children a
dream theme park experience.
Portrait of Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter is an English professional golfer who has maintained membership on the PGA and European Tour for more than a decade.


In his career to date, he has amassed 13 worldwide victories, most notably the 2004 Volvo Masters, 2010 WGC Matchplay, 2012 WGC Champions and the 2018 Shell Houston Open.
Alongside these individual accolades, Ian has earned a reputation as one of Team Europe’s most valuable Ryder Cup players. Ian has made seven appearances, earning 16 points, is unbeaten in singles play and owns one of the best winning percentages (64%) of those players who have made six appearances or more in the event. He has certainly delivered his fair share of memorable moments in the historic biennial matches, earning the nickname ‘The Postman’ in 2010 having guaranteed to deliver a point, and doing so in his singles match versus Matt Kuchar. He also provided the spark to ignite one of the best sporting comebacks of all time during the “Miracle at Medinah.”
Off the course, Ian is dedicated to giving back. He has worked with multiple charities and organizations over the years including Chideo, The Willow Foundation and the National Health Service (NHS) during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising more than $2.6 million across the charities. Among the goals of his annual charity event: raising funds for Dreamflight, a registered United Kingdom charity whose purpose is to take seriously ill and disabled children on their ‘Holiday of a Lifetime’ to theme parks in Central Florida. Thanks to Ian and his wife, Katie, Dreamflight is also expanding its initiatives to provide experiences for seriously ill children based in the U.S. More than one of the world’s best and most recognizable golfers, Ian is an outstanding patron of people.

Ian Poulter with golf clubs
Ian Poulter golfing