Ian Poulter

Ryder Cup 2014: 'Mr Ryder Cup' Ian Poulter suffers heaviest ever defeat in loss to Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed

Poulter and playing partner Stephen Gallacher suffered a comprehensive 5&4 defeat to the two young Americans

Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley retains Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson for Friday foursomes as afternoon pairings announced

All eight players that missed the morning session will play in the afternoon foursomes

Ian Poulter of Europe and wife Katie Poulter pose as team-mate Lee Westwood photo bombs before the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Ryder Cup 2014: Lee Westwood photobombs Ian Poulter's picture with wife Katie

For once it is not Poulter pulling a crazy face

A general view as Patrick Reed of the United States tees off

Ryder Cup 2014: Latest pictures from Gleneagles

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Justin Rose at the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014: Justin Rose stung by a wasp, halting play at Gleneagles

The first day of action is underway as Europe take on the USA

A general view as Patrick Reed of the United States tees off

Ryder Cup 2014: Latest report on Day 1

The action is underway at Gleneagles

A view from the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014 live standings: Latest scoreboard on Day 1 from Gleneagles as Europe finish the day with a 5-3 lead

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Webb Simpson during practice at Gleneagles yesterday. The 2012 US Open champion will be playing his second Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014: Webb Simpson’s desire for ‘revenge’ drove him to text Tom Watson at 4.30am and beg to be US wild-card pick

'I told him I wanted revenge for what happened in 2012,' explained the former US Open champion

Rory McIlroy with Sergio Garcia at yesterday’s opening ceremony

Ryder Cup 2014: Heavyweights Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson to do battle as action finally begins

Dream tie to end morning fourballs masks the schmaltz of the build-up

Ian Poulter’s infamous eye-bulging celebration at Medinah

Ryder Cup 2014: 'Even my kids are frightened when they see that picture,' says Europe's Ryder Cup beast Ian Poulter

Poulter’s ability to channel his passion for the Ryder Cup has made him a European legend and promises more fireworks this weekend

Rory McIlroy with partner Sergio Garcia
Webb Simpson

Ryder Cup 2014: Webb Simpson on 'revenge' mission at Gleneagles

American wants to justify inclusion

American veteran Phil Mickelson reacts during the second day of official practice at Gleneagles on Wednesday

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson opens the hostilities with dig at Rory McIlroy

American brings up the ongoing court battle involving world No 1 and Graeme McDowell in press conference

Woods the Tiger (not the golfer) has predicted a European win

Ryder Cup Diary: Yes, a tiger called Woods has tipped Europe to win

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