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The Winner’s Circle: It’s Poulter in Houston

Ian Poulter shot a final-round 5-under 67 on Sunday at the Golf Club of Houston and then beat Beau Hossler with a par on the first playoff hole to capture the 2018 Houston Open.

Ian Poulter Houston Open
Credit: Getty Images/Josh Hedges

Poulter finished his final day in Humble, Texas with six birdies against one bogey to reach 19-under par.

Nationality: England
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 189 lb
Resides: Orlando, Florida
Birthdate: January 10, 1976 (age 42)
Native: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK


FINAL SCORES

1 Ian Poulter -19 (73-64-65-67)
2 Beau Hossler -19 (65-68-69-67)
3 Jordan Spieth -16 (68-67-71-66)
3 Emiliano Grillo -16 (69-68-67-68)
5 Sam Ryder -15 (66-68-71-68)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T120 +1 (+1, 73)
After Round 2: T23 -7 (-8, 64)
After Round 3: T1 -14 (-7, 65)
After Round 4: 1 -19 (-5, 67)


POULTER’S STATS

Driving Distance: 280.0
Driving Accuracy: 80.4%
Greens in Regulation: 83.3%
Putts Per GIR: 1.70
Scores: 23 Birdies, 45 Pars, 4 Bogeys


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 1
2018 Houston Open

WGC: 2
2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2012 WGC-HSBC Champions
Count for wins on both European Tour and PGA Tour

European Tour: 10
2000 Italian Open
2001 Moroccan Open
2002 Italian Open
2003 Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open
2003 Nordic Open
2004 Volvo Masters Andalucia
2006 Open de Madrid Golf Masters
2009 Barclays Singapore Open
2010 UBS Hong Kong Open
2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship


VIDEO: POULTER PUMPED

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MONEY

With his win, Poulter earned $1,260,000 and 500 points to move to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings.


WORLD RANKING

Poulter received 48 OWGR points, and will move from No. 51 to No. 29 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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