“But that’s all relative,” Ian Poulter talks about life beyond LIV Golf money, and the captaincy of Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter talked about his choice to join LIV Golf, and his future of captaincy at the Ryder Cup, which he cherishes.


“But that’s all relative,” Ian Poulter talks about life beyond LIV Golf money, and the captaincy of Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter

The LIV Golf series has been quite interesting over the last year. Ian Poulter especially has been enjoying his time in the new league. He spoke about his time at LIV Golf and the Ryder Cup over the span of his career during the new golf documentary by Netflix, Full Swing.

Poulter was filmed having an infamous tantrum, of course setting up the world for quite the drama. He did this because he missed out a spot in the 2022 Masters field. When Poulter joined the LIV Series, he said it was ultimately a “business decision” to join the LIV Golf series. 

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However, Poulter is also worried about missing out on captaincy of the Ryder Cup, which he has been an integral part of. He also answered an important question for all those questioning the legitimacy of the LIV Series. “I’m sure LIV have offers out there to numerous people. The fact of there being guaranteed money at play is obviously an attraction.”

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Ian Poulter would be devastated to not be a captain at the Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter

“”People ask all the time, ‘Don’t you have enough already?’ But that’s all relative. I treat my golf as a job and I obviously want to maximise every bit of my potential over the coming years and, I mean, I’m 46 years old,” said Poulter, who is often known for his flamboyant personality. 

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Poulter said that if he did play for LIV, he always wondered if it would factor him into being the Ryder Cup captain. “There’s so many deciding factors in all of this. I love the Ryder Cup and if one day I get the opportunity to be Ryder Cup captain I would absolutely love it.”

“It would be devastating if it was taken away. That would be really disappointing.”  Poulter has been an important part of the Ryder Cup, and it would be devastating for him to not be a part of the tournament. Ultimately, Poulter said he was doing the best for his family.

His son Luke, also agrees with his father, saying that he’s made the best decision for everyone. Finally, Poulter said, “This is the right decision for myself. It’s the right decision for my family. I love competing. I love being a professional golfer. It’s been my dream since day one and I just want to continue playing great golf all over the world.”

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