Ian Poulter Out 4 Months Due Hurt Foot

Age catches us all, and it looks to be catching up with Ian Poulter.

The 40-year-old Poulter announced this week that the arthritic joint in his right foot will require an extended leave of absence that might cost him a spot on the European Ryder Cup team come the fall.

The foot has clearly affected Poulter, who has missed back to back cuts and is down to No. 85 in the world.

“I am obviously disappointed to be in this situation, especially during a Ryder Cup year,” Poulter said. “Right now, rest and rehab take priority in me returning to full strength later this season. I look forward to resuming a full schedule as soon as I am able.”

Even though he hasn’t won a tournament since 2012, Poulter has been money in Ryder Cup play, going 12-4-2 over the course of five appearances.

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