Ian Poulter visits the Golf Channel studios


At 11 a.m. this morning I reported for Golf Central duty here in Orlando, Fla. and, for a moment, felt like I was witnessing one of those Sportscenter commercials:

Ian Poulter was hanging out in the office of one of our top producers who also happens to be a bit of a fashion monger. Poulter was donning a black shirt and plum plaid pants which you’ll see in full on tonight’s show at 6 p.m. ET. He’s here to address all of the recent happenings in his professional life, from his first PGA Tour victory in Tucson to his “nose scratching” incident at last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.

This morning Poulter was still smiling from ear to ear because of that big win in match play. I asked him if he had celebrated the victory properly and he said, “Not yet.” He has plans to have a party soon with about six friends.

Poulter is one of the game’s most colorful characters. He’s like a combination of Doug Sanders and Lee Trevino but with a strong English flavor. He’s a strong addition to a game that has been pining for more personality.