Growing up in a hardscrabble area of Luton, England, PGA golfer Ian Poulter remembers that money was tight and luxury items were something he dared not even dream of ever owning. In fact, Poulter’s greatest hope for the future was that he’d earn enough money to be able to afford a nice car.
After six Ryder Cup titles, three PGA tour victories, 12 European Tour wins and more than $26 million in earnings since turning pro in 1996, driving a nice vehicle is no longer an issue that concerns Poulter. Finding a place to park all of his nice vehicles, now that could present a bit of a dilemma.
As the world’s best golfers arrive at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California this week to contest the U.S. Open, you won’t find the 46-year-old Poulter high up among the contenders in the U.S. Open golf odds. In fact, his opening betting line to win the tournament is +20,000.
However, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a golfer among the field who would be able to arrive at the course in finer style than Poulter. He is the proud owner of a vintage car collection that is valued in excess of $25 million.