Poulter keeps tour card after rule change
Ian Poulter will retain his PGA Tour card for the rest of the 2017 season after the PGA made a change to the way it calculates FedExCup points.
The Ryder Cup veteran, 41, thought he has lost his card after he failed to earn the required points from 10 events covered by a medical exemption following a foot injury.
The ruling was overturned after the PGA Tour decided that the current rules “unintentionally made it more difficult” for injured players.
This happened after US golfer Brian Gay, whose had also lost his card, decided to crunch some numbers and found a discrepancy in the way points were handed out.
Gay brought the matter to the attention of PGA Tour officials who then decided to make the change.
Gay also benefited from the rule change.
Asked about the decision, Poulter was obviously happy.
“It’s a relief I can plan my schedule for the rest of 2017,” he said.
“Obviously I’ve got work to do but I’m in a very different situation today than I was yesterday.”
Poulter is playing in this week’s Zurich Classic as the partner of Geoff Ogilvy, who qualified for the tournament.
They currently sit at 10-under par, nine shots behind leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith.
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