Say what you like about Ian Poulter, the man has been a word class golfer.
Often maligned for his arrogant attitude, Ian Poulter is one of golf’s most divisive figures. You either love him or you hate him. A European will look past his innumerable flaws because of his legendary Ryder Cup status. It’s a bit like America’s attitude towards Patrick Reed, a moron can always redeem himself in golf’s biggest team event.
That being said, this is the man who once tried to get a spectator fired from his job for some fairly pedestrian heckling, as well as going for a cameraman just a few weeks ago. This list serves as proof that he is a very difficult person to like.
Ian Poulter has a quote history that will always haunt him:
Don’t get me wrong, I really respect every professional golfer, but I know I haven’t played to my full potential and when that happens, it will be just me and Tiger.
Ian Poulter, 2008
There is no point pretending he is an average player, this just isn’t true. You don’t win 16 professional tournaments in 5 continents by being mediocre. Not to mention one of the best Ryder Cup records in history.
His career spans over twenty years and he has a club collection that would make any golfer jealous. You will also catch a glimpse of his enviable Ferrari collection: