In the season-ending Tour Championship, Ian Poulter is aiming a lucrative first appearance after following his renaissance in the Championship of US PGA.
To get the card of the PGA Tour, in this season, Poulter had 10 events to earn enough FedEx Cup points or money. Last year he played just 13 tournaments because of the foot injury.
In both categories, in April, Poulter missed the cut in the Valero Texas Open in April. The American Brian Gay, who was also one of the participants in the VTO, was playing on a medical exemption even after suffering from the problem of back, then notified officials of a discrepancy in the system of points structure, which is used for the players, who are competing in that category.
Poulter made the most of his amnesty by scoring the second position in the Players Championship on his next start and since then, he has not missed a halfway cut, finishing 22nd at Quail Hollow and at Royal Birkdale finishing 14th in the Open.
Such performances of Poulter lifted the ranking of 41-year-old Poulter from outside the top 200 of the world earlier this year to 58th position, while in the FedEx Cup; he is at the 46th position.
The top 30 players after the event of first three play-offs will qualify for the Tour Championship, which will take place in Atlanta, where a bonus of $10million bonus is offered to the overall winner.
Poulter said, “From the very beginning of the season to the place, where I am right now is miles apart, from both a mental standpoint as well as playing standpoint.”
‘Now I feel that the old me is back within me and this is nice and positive for me. I can be aggressive” he added.