Ryder Cup. Match Play. No Majors. Crazy Hair. Bright clothes.
That’s about what I knew about Ian Poulter before my Golf Channel assignment with him. I now know that he’s a family man, and willing to do anything to win. Anything. He’s a breath of fresh air in the arena of politically correct lameness. He tells it like it is. He’s going to step on someone’s throat if it means winning his first major. Golf Channel host Holly Sonders and Poulter played a few holes at Lake Nona in Orlando in the afternoon. They even had a friendly competition at a sand trap. Tune in for that!
After working with Poulter, I contacted several friends and said I’ll be rooting for him to win an elusive major moving forward. The dude is a bad ass.
It was also Poulter’s birthday on the day of filming. The thankful Golf Channel crew brought the Ryder Cup hero a cake to celebrate his big day. We all had a piece after we wrapped for the day.
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