Ian Poulter Posts Touching Message to His 16-Year-Old Son Luke

Published 05/08/2021, 8:43 AM EDT
May 6, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Ian Poulter and his son ready on the first tee during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports


Ian Poulter entered the Wells Fargo Championship with high hopes, but he failed to finish above the cut line. It resulted in disappointment for the Englishman, and even more for his 16-year-old son, Luke, who carried his dad’s bag for the first time on the PGA Tour at Quail Hollow Club. 

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Poulter has vast experience playing at Quail Hollow. His first professional start came in 2005, and the tournament was actually called the ‘Wachovia Championship’ then. Poulter played his fifth Wells Fargo event this year, and the scoring slump continued for him at the layout. 

Ian Poulter posts touching message to son following missed cut

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Ian Poulter took the well-received decision of making his son his looper for the Wells Fargo Championship. The 45-year-old had to make the call since his regular bagman was occupied with his birthday celebrations. 

Poulter was more than happy to invite his son to caddie for him at Wells Fargo this year. Luke, who is a budding golfer himself, was thrilled about the job and the experience it brings. But Ian Poulter was unable to deliver a strong performance which resulted in disappointment overall. 

Such is the unpredictability of this sport. While Ian Poulter has learned this through years of experience, his son is an up-and-coming golfer. To cheer up his son, Poulter posted a tweet that resonated with his fans as well. 

“I know the result wasn’t how you would have loved it to have been but I can truly say how special this has been for me to have you caddie and walk with me down the fairways,” Poulter wrote. 

Poulter also spoke about his son before the start of the Wells Fargo Championship and mentioned that he wants to see Luke thrive as a golfer. The caddying job was the first step towards understanding how the professional tour works. 

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Poulter did not break par at Quail Hollow this year

The cut line was drawn at +2 at the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship and unfortunately, a lot of players missed a chance to play on the weekend. Ian Poulter missed the cut too, as his +4 got him nowhere near the qualification mark. 

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Poulter started off with an opening-round 72 but followed up with a 3-over 74 in the second round. The conditions at Quail Hollow weren’t the most ideal, and the veteran golfer had to exit after 36-holes. 

May 6, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Ian Poulter and his son Luke during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The three-time PGA Tour champion made six birdies in two rounds, but that wasn’t enough for him to qualify above the cut. Ian Poulter has just had one instance where he scored below 70 at the Quail Hollow Club and has shot as high as a 78. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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