Ian Poulter’s 16-year-old son, Luke, to caddie at Wells Fargo Championship

Ian Poulter will have 16-year-old son, Luke, as his caddie this week at the Wells Fargo Championship. Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Is Stewart Cink starting a new trend on the PGA Tour?

Since employing son Reagan as his caddie last fall, the rejuvenated Cink has won twice.

Now, we’ve learned, Ian Poulter will have his 16-year-old son Luke on the bag for the Wells Fargo Championship this week at Quail Hollow. Poulter announced the news on his Instagram account.

 

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Golfweek’s Adam Schupak reported that Luke — who is ranked No. 141 in the AJGA Rolex Rankings and finished T-6 in his most recent tournament at the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship in March (71-73-71) — asked dad when he’d be able to take a turn on the bag after watching Cink’s most recent win in the RBC Heritage with Reagan.

Both Terry Mundy and James Walton have been caddying for Poulter in 2021. Walton is turning 40 this week and planned to have the week off to celebrate with his wife, opening the door for Luke.

Poulter caddied for Luke before in a U.S. Kids Golf event, but this will be the first time that son caddies for father.

“It will be nice for him to get a real inside look at what goes on inside between these silly ears and inside the ropes and give him a little look,” Poulter said at the Valspar Championship. “It will be great for his learning experience to become a Tour player himself.”

It’s sure to be a week the Poulters won’t soon forget.

“He wants to do what I do. It’s the only thing going on in his brain,” Ian said. “He fully believes in his mind if he continues to work hard and keeps improving, he’s going to have an opportunity. I believe that because of what I see. He is way further advanced than where I was, but yet I wasn’t that advanced at 16.”

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