Ian Poulter has had laser surgery to correct his eyesight after several years of wearing contact lenses, it has been revealed.
The Daily Mail reported how the Ryder Cup golfer, who wore contact lenses for eight years, had the operation in Orlando to cure his astigmatism and improve his vision when the light dims.
He told the newspaper that he had had difficulty seeing properly if the tee-off was not until three o"clock in the afternoon or if the sky was overcast.
Mr Poulter, 33, originally contacted a Harley Street surgery but was rejected.
He stated: "I"m a new man. I"ve a new body, new eyes, plus all the good things I built up last season."
Mr Poulter, who is known for his colourful dress sense, first started playing golf when he was four.
On his official profile at pgatour.com, his scoring average is said to be 71.84 per cent, compared to the PGA Tour average of 71.48 per cent.
by Emily Tait