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.
The field is set for next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Here is the full list of teams scheduled to tee it up at the TPC Louisiana. One spot is being left open pending the results of this week's Valero Texas Open. Tyrrell Hatton/Jamie Donaldson Trey Mullinax/Bobby Wyatt Jason Day/Rickie Fowler Jason Dufner/Patton Kizzire Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson Jordan Spieth/Ryan Palmer Jimmy Walker/Sean O'Hair Bubba Watson/J.B. Holmes Billy Horschel/Matt Every Russell Knox/Kevin Streelman Hideki Matsuyama/Hideto Tanihara Patrick Reed/Patrick Cantlay David Lingmerth/Danny Lee William McGirt/Robert Garrigus Daniel Berger/Thomas Pieters Steven Bowditch/Boo Weekley Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele Wesley
This is a tough time for Tiger Woods fans. OK, really tough. Just four months after an uplifting 24-birdie performance at the Hero World Challenge, Woods essentially announced he was out for the remainder of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season as he underwent a fourth back surgery. And after so many setbacks, Woods’ future in golf looks pretty bleak. Add Hank Haney to those forecasting less-than-rosy times ahead. The former Woods instructor was conducting his daily SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show Friday when he got to talking about the 41-year-old. One thought-provoking insight from Haney? Woods really may not have a desire to play competitive golf again. “I don’t believe Tiger is that enthralled by this