UBS Hong Kong Open 2010

Ian Poulter's record-breaking performance in winning the UBS Hong Kong Open was yet another example of the Englishman's almost unmatched desire to achieve. The event's Official Publication HK Golfer summarizes the action.

Poulter's approach on 18In a way it's very apt that the 34-year-old triumphed in a city that is known for rewarding those with a strong work ethic and self belief, because few in the professional game have worked harder or have more desire than Poulter.
Born in Stevenage, a small town to the north of London, to working-class parents, trendsetting Poulter once earned money by working in a market selling clothes (what else?) on the weekends to help fund his golf.
Unlike contemporaries Luke Donald and Paul Casey, Poulter didn't make a name for himself on the amateur circuit and turned professional with a handicap of four, becoming an assistant pro at a local course, which in England means spending more time selling Mars bars and re- gripping members' clubs than it does playing or practicing. At the time, Poulter earned the princely sum of HK$45 an hour.


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