Ian Poulter plans to frame the postbox costume in which he celebrated Europe’s Ryder Cup triumph at Le Golf National.
Poulter earned the nickname of ‘The Postman’ because he always delivers points in the biennial contest and the 42-year-old did not disappoint yesterday, beating world number one Dustin Johnson in the singles.
As the celebrations began, Poulter was thrown a costume from the crowd and happily pulled it over his head to the delight of the fans.
“I might go and deliver some letters around Lake Nona in it when I get home,” Poulter joked. “I’m going to frame it.”
Poulter also made a touching post on social media to his son Luke, who was at the course all week and was just a few months old when Poulter made his Ryder Cup debut in 2004.
“As a parent, these moments we get to spend with one another sometimes are few and far between Luke, but when moments like this come around I was not letting you down today... you lived every shot with us this week.. love you buddy.. @RyderCupEurope Dreams do come true,” Poulter said on Twitter.Sergio Garcia thanked captain Thomas Bjorn for showing faith in him after delivering three record-breaking points to help Europe regain the Ryder Cup in Paris.
The Spaniard surpassed Sir Nick Faldo to become the most successful points-scorer in the history of the competition with 25.5 as he fully justified his wildcard selection at Le Golf National.
Garcia followed up victories in the foursomes and fourballs over the first two days to beat Rickie Fowler 2&1 yesterday as Europe beat the United States 17.5-10.5.
The 38-year-old had been a controversial pick after missing the cut in all four majors this year.
“I don’t usually cry but I couldn’t help it.
“What a week. It’s been a rough year but we fought hard.
“Obviously I’m so thankful for Thomas for picking me and believing in me.
“A nd I’m so happy to get the cup back here in Paris and in Europe. It is fantastic,” he added,