WATCH: Ian Poulter Holes Longest Ever Televised Putt

The Englishman holed an absolute monster of a putt today, which is now a record.

WATCH: Ian Poulter Holes Longest Ever Televised Putt
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It was a very mixed day for Englishman Ian Poulter during the first round of the 2022 Open Championship. After getting booed on the first tee (opens in new tab) and nearly hitting his 1st tee shot out of bounds, he would actually shoot a three-under 69 which puts him in a comfortable spot heading into the final three rounds.  

The big moment which firmly put him into the red came at the par-4 9th hole where he managed to hole an absolute monster eagle putt. In fact it was such a monster that it has been reported as the longest televised holed putt ever. How long was it exactly? Well it was roughly 160-feet, or put another way, around 54 yards. You can watch it below.

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Poulter celebrated in textbook style by putting his hand to his head, as if he was looking at something very far away, before saying "oh it went in!" 

Speaking after the round Poulter said of the putt; "As flat as that green is and from 150 feet, I kind of hit it two cups out to the right. If you can ever figure a line of two cups to the right, I knew it might wander a hair right to left through the middle of the putt. Look, anything inside 6 feet from 150 feet is a helluva putt. So for it to drop is beyond lucky."

He also got asked if it was the longest putt he has ever holed, and he responded by saying; "I mean, that by a mile, but I don't know -- I actually holed one at Woburn jokingly. I was doing a video shoot for OKX, and I holed it from about 100 feet. That was a couple of weeks ago. So 150 feet is a bit longer."

At the time of writing Poulter sits five back of American Cameron Young who leads with a 64. Several big names also had very good rounds as well including Rory McIlroy (66), Cameron Smith (67), Dustin Johnson and Scottie Scheffler (68). 

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6