Stewart Cink has gained twice on the PGA Tour along with his son serving as his new caddie. Ian Poulter wouldn’t thoughts having these form of outcomes, though that’s not why his son, Luke, shall be on the bag this week at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Poulter hardly ever performs at Quail Hollow and his caddie, James Walton, had a fortieth birthday journey deliberate by his spouse. Poulter selected to play and didn’t need to disrupt Walton’s celebration at the seashore.
So he’s bringing alongside Luke, a junior in highschool and aspiring participant. Luke Poulter performed in his first U.S. Open native qualifier final week in Florida, failing to advance.
Now he’s coming to the large leagues in a distinct capability.
“It will be nice for him to get a real inside look at what goes on between these silly ears,” Poulter mentioned with a smile, pointing to his head. “It will be great for him in his learning experience of trying to become a tour player.”
Poulter mentioned his son has been recruited by faculties and he hopes to make a dedication this summer season.
“He loves the game. He wants to do what I do. It’s the only thing that’s going on in his brain,” Poulter mentioned. “He’ll go to college next August. He fully believes in his mind if he continues to work hard and keeps improving, he’s going to have the opportunity.
“He’s way further advanced than where I was. But I wasn’t very advanced at 16.”
Luke is about 6-foot-2 and Poulter says he already has a better swing velocity and produces larger ball velocity than his Ryder Cup star father.
“But where he hasn’t got me beat is on the golf course,” Poulter mentioned. “I rarely play (at home). But when we do play he hasn’t beat me. I’m going to make him earn it. It’s good to make him earn it. And I’m going to reward him when he does.”