You’ve heard of golfers being in the zone but defending HSBC Champion Ian Poulter took it to new extremes when he met up with a Feng Shui expert as part of his preparation for the Shanghai showdown.
The Ryder Cup hero – who freely admits to numerous superstitions – took time out to meet local guru Frank Poon for a few tips before teeing off at Sheshan International Golf Club (October 31 – November 3).
In the video Mr Poon conducts a personal analysis on Poulter and tells him:
* Blue and red are your lucky colours and will bring power and inner peace – before Poulter reveals his Union Jack socks
* He should sleep with his head facing East or West but never North or South – Poulter says he’ll be checking hotel beds every week from now on
* 9 and 0 are his lucky numbers
Poulter also shares his own superstitions in the video which was commissioned by tournament sponsor HSBC.
He reveals he doesn’t use No 3 golf balls, only ever carries three tee pegs and never marks a ball with tails.
Follow Ian’s adventures in China at youtube.com/hsbc