Ryder Cup 2021: Love or loathe him, Ian Poulter is always Europe’s man to beat | Golf News and Tour Information

Picture the scene. It is September 1999 and the 33rd Ryder Cup is taking place at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Along with some friends, a 23-year-old by the name of Ian Poulter is 3,300-miles east inside a hostelry in Leicester Square, London, one of a large crowd sitting in front of a big-screen television.

All is well until a premature parade of American players, caddies and wives stampede across the 17th green in the wake of Justin Leonard holing his (in)famous 40-foot putt to all but clinch the biennial contest for the home side. All of which occurred