GIVEAWAY: US golfer Rich Beem gave us one of golf’s most inspiring acts of sportsmanship when he pulled out of last week’s Hong Kong Open so that Ian Poulter could take his spot. Poulter needed to play in the 13 European Tour events required to keep his European Tour membership and thus be eligible for the 2016 Ryder Cup, so 2002 PGA Champion put on his ‘good bloke’ hat for golf.
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Need help? Here is a little background: Ian Poulter made a last-minute long trip to China to play in this week’s Hong Kong Open, so that he has a chance to make a trip to Hazeltine next September to play in the Ryder Cup. Poulter needs to play in 13 European Tour events this year to be eligible for the biennial matches that have been the highlight of his golf career. Poulter planned on playing in the HSBC Champions in Shanghai next month, but since he just fell out of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking on Monday, he’s no longer qualified. Rich Beem agreed to give his spot in the UBS Hong Kong Open to a player who would otherwise have lost his European Tour membership and been ineligible to play in the Ryder Cup next year. Under those circumstances, he said he would have made that sacrifice for any player.