Who Is Ian Poulter’s Coach?

Who coaches the charismatic Ryder Cup hero? We take a look below.

Ian Poulter’s Coach
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Who Is Ian Poulter’s Coach?

Ian Poulter is one of the biggest characters on the Tour and used to be a former assistant professional himself at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club. He would turn professional though and was coached by world-renowned swing coach David Leadbetter. Under Leadbetter he moved to his best world ranking of 5th in 2010, picking up the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and helping to secure the 2010 Ryder Cup.

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The partnership would soon end though and Poulter suffered a major slump, but he persevered and his form started to improve. The Englishman credits Pete Cowen in his change of form, peaking at the 2018 Houston Open.

After a first round of +1 Poulter was well back from the cut line and in danger of missing the Masters the following week. After speaking to Cowen they agreed that he should treat the event like a match play situation, going at every shot.

He called it: “psychology without being a psychologist.” The results were obvious with Poulter 20-under through the next 54 holes and he would go on to win the play-off.

Ian Poulter’s Coach

Poulter credits Cowen with his change in career.

Another coach of Poulter’s is putting guru Phil Kenyon, considered the go to specialist on the DP World Tour. Not only does Kenyon coach Poulter but also the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson to name just a few.

Aside from these two people we are unsure who else Poulter works with but given how long he has been a professional, it would not be surprising if he had worked with, or at least consulted with, other people throughout the course of his career. 

For more content on the Englishman, check out Ian Poulters net worth and who currently is Poulter's caddie.

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