10 - 13 April

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter: Has made seven cuts out of seven at Augusta National.

Ian Poulter: Has made seven cuts out of seven at Augusta National.

Poulter has made the top 35 on all seven visits to The Masters where his short-game skills and imagination around the greens have proved vital assets.

Fact Box

  • Poulter has over one million followers on Twitter. Tiger Woods is the only golfer to have more.
  • Poulter has his own clothing range - IJP design. "Look good, feel good, play good has always been my mantra."
  • Ian was reprimanded after wearing an Arsenal shirt during the 2006 Abu Dhabi Championship.

The standout performance came in 2010 when the Englishman fired a pair of 68s to take the halfway lead only to disappoint on the weekend and slip back to tied 10th.

Poulter may rub some people up the wrong way on Twitter but they're doing him a disservice when they criticise his golf.

The man from Hertfordshire has established himself as one of the toughest competitors in the game due to his superb performances in the last two Ryder Cups while he also has a WGC win on his CV after beating Paul Casey in the final of the 2010 Accenture Match Play.

He took his tally of European Tour wins to 11 when he won the European version of the World Match Play in Spain last year and he ended 2011 with another worldwide success after beating off some top-class names in the Australian Masters.

He's not as long off the tee as many of his peers but few can match his self-belief and, when he gets a sniff of victory, Poulter rises to the occasion.

For a man who has his own clothes label, a Green Jacket would sit very well in the Poulter wardrobe.

Ian's Vital Stats

  • DOB: 10/01/1976
  • Nationality: England
  • Height: 6ft 1