Ian Poulter lost his status on Friday at the Valero Texas Open. Ian Poulter formally lost his fully-exempt PGA Tour status on Friday when he missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open, leaving him short of fulfilling the requirements of a major medical extension on which his card hinged. The 41-year-old took time off last year from the Tour to rest an injured foot, and, upon his return, was given 10 starts by the PGA Tour to earn enough money to make up the gap between his 2015-16 earnings and what the player who finished 125th on last season’s money list made.
Regarding the Rangers, whose patience, discipline and structure will be challenged by the Senators in what shapes up as a far less physical series than the six-game tong war against Montreal. 1. Round One represented the playoff series of Ryan McDonagh’s life. McDonagh has never played more fiercely or defended with as much purpose as he did throughout these six games in which he was relentless in puck battles, mean in front, sharp with his decision-making in all three zones and re-established himself as one of the elite of the league’s elite defensemen. No. 27 was on for 10:30 in the third period of Saturday’s Game 6 clincher and for 5:25 of the final 8:32 until Derek Stepan’s empty-netter sealed the 3-1 victory.
Rory McIlroy officially became a married man on Saturday, wedding Erica Stoll in Ireland.