Ian Poulter jetted from Hawaii to Abu Dhabi to compete in the HSBC Championship

  • Ian Poulter jetted from Hawaii to Abu Dhabi to make start of HSBC Championship
  • He was battling 14-hour time difference but still played some sensational golf 
  • He said: ‘My idea was to score as low as I could quickly and then hold on’

Ian Poulter had his 43rd birthday last week but clearly isn’t ready to turn his back on the jet-set lifestyle just yet.

After finishing off in Hawaii on Sunday, the Englishman flew halfway round the world to make it in time for the start of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Wednesday.

After 34 hours door to door, flying a distance of 12,000 miles and battling a 14-hour time difference, it was hardly surprising he didn’t know what day it was, let alone what time, after his first round.

Ian Poulter jetted from Hawaii to Abu Dhabi to compete in the HSBC Championship
Ian Poulter jetted from Hawaii to Abu Dhabi to compete in the HSBC Championship

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