Ian Poulter is closing down his IJP (Ian James Poulter) Design clothing line, with the Ryder Cup legend making the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.
The statement in full:
It is with great sadness that I am announcing the closure of the IJP Design online shop, the golf clothing business I started with my business partners in 2006. The business will cease to trade from its website on 2 April 2017.
It has always been our aim to run a unique and high quality product business that reflected my personality and passion for the game of golf, and my love of fashion both on and off the course Ultimately, however, we have been unable to justify its continuation after many years of investing in the business and a number of attempts to reshape it against an ever-increasingly competitive landscape.
I would like to sincerely thank you for all your custom over the years, and give you my very best wishes for all your future endeavours both on and off the golf course.
Poulter's world ranking went into freefall last year as he spent most of the year out with a foot injury. He has returned to the PGA Tour on a major medical extension of his card, needing to earn $199,181 or 143 FedEx Cup points in the next five starts he makes in order to retain his playing privileges. He's in the field for the Valspar Championship and will be in the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week on a sponsor's exemption.