Ian Poulter is certain he’ll be on the 2016 European Ryder Cup team.
“I will make the team,” Poulter said in an interview with PGATour.com. “That’s all I’m going to say. I’ll make it my duty to play well enough to make the team. We’re not at the stage of picks. I’m adamant to say that I will make this team.”
Poulter currently sits well outside qualifying for one of the nine automatic spots for Darren Clarke’s 12-person team. The Englishman was on the 2014 team at Gleneagles as a captain’s pick.
In five previous Ryder Cup appearances, including in the last four, Poulter has racked up a formidable 12-4-2 record.
The cutoff to make the European Ryder Cup team through the European Tour points list is Aug. 28, at the conclusion of the Made in Denmark tournament. The five players to make the team through the World points list is the Aug. 22 release of the Official World Golf Ranking. On Aug. 29, Clarke will make his wild-card picks.