Ian Poulter misses the cut at Wells Fargo Championship with son Luke on the bag

Ian Poulter finished on 4-over-par after two rounds at the Wells Fargo Championship, missing the cut by two shots with his son Luke as his caddie.

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Sat, 8 May 2021
Ian Poulter misses the cut at Wells Fargo Championship with son Luke on the bag

It wasn't to be for Ian Poulter and his son Luke at the Wells Fargo Championship, as the 45-year-old missed the cut with Luke caddying for him for the first time.

Poulter shot a 1-over-par 72 in the first round at Quail Hollow Golf Club, which was a respectable score and he was still in touch of the cut, but the Englishman couldn't build on this on Friday.

The three-time PGA Tour winner made two bogies in his first five holes and unfortunately made a damaging double-bogey on the par-4 5th hole. 

Poulter bounced back with an eagle at the par-5 7th hole and he birdied the 8th hole to get back on track. He found another birdie at the par-5 10th hole but two bogies in his final eight holes meant he finished on 4-over-par for the tournament.



Although he missed the cut, Poulter was incredibly proud that his son could caddie for him in North Carolina and he posted his thoughts on his Instagram page.

"I know the result wasn't how you would have loved it to have been. But I can truly say how special this has been for me to have you caddy and walk with me down the fairways.

"The lessons this has given both of us are priceless. I hope even though the week was cut short you have learnt something that can help you moving forward in your career.

"You will become a great player and I truly believe with the continued hard work and dedication you will fulfil your dreams just like I have.

"I will be extremely happy to caddy for you in your first Tour event. That I promise. It's been a blast and let's both continue to work harder to make more dreams."

Patrick Rodgers, Matt Wallace and Gary Woodland share the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship at the halfway stage on 6-under-par.