Therefore Ian undressed (and you thought his attire could not get any worse) for the March edition of Golf World (UK) and look what came out of his mouth:
"The trouble is I don't rate anyone else," said the extrovert Englishman. "Don't get me wrong, I respect everyone who is a professional.Well, at least he's honest about the competition.
"But the problem is I haven't played to my full potential yet. And when that happens it will just be me and Tiger."
The 32-year-old Poulter, when asked for his predictions on who would win the Masters in April, replied: "Put Tiger down for that one".Scramble me a jet to Vegas now.
For the year's second major at the US Open, he said: "You can put me down for that one".
Poulter, pictured nude in the magazine with only a golf bag guarding his modesty, admitted he was nowhere near challenging Woods yet.
"Tiger is one in a million," he said. "Actually Tiger is one in 10 million."
Thanks to reader Nick for this treat.