WATCH: Ian Poulter's Extraordinary 160-Foot Putt On The Ninth At The Open

Spectators and even Poulter himself couldn't even believe what they had just witnessed
10:44, 14 Jul 2022

Ian Poulter might have already made one of the putts of the tournament at the 150th Open Championship as he scored an outstanding eagle on the ninth from around 160 feet.

Upon his arrival at St Andrews for his tee-off at the first at around 7am this morning, Poulter was met with boos from supporters in the crowd who were letting their feelings known about his breakaway from the PGA Tour to join the controversial LIV Golf Series.


The boos and jeers clearly unsettled him as his opening drive of the day was wayward to say the least as he almost ended up out of bounds. He was able to recover, however, and find the green in two and finish with a par to get his first round off to a steady start.

He scored a birdie on the sixth to get himself under par before his bedazzling putt on the ninth, which propelled him into the clubhouse lead. The clip of his shot is truly something special. You watch the ball as it continually glides across the green until it finds its destination, clipping the flag and dropping into the hole. As spectators are left stunned by what they have just witnessed, the camera switches back to Poulter who at first doesn’t seem to realise what he has just done before he tries to see in the distance, highlighting just how lengthy the stroke was.

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