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Was this Ian Poulter’s Masters swansong? It won’t be a bad way to exit after another round under par

Was this Ian Poulter’s Augusta swansong? It won’t be a bad way to depart the stage after another round under par on the Masters – however he has been in worse scrapes and got here again

  • Ian Poulter’s ultimate round did not fulfil the promise proven over the primary 9 holes 
  • He wants to get again within the high 50 by the top of the season to return to Augusta
  • Poulter, 45, has the urge for food and the sport and has been in worse scrapes earlier than

If it proves to be Ian Poulter’s ultimate round on the Masters, it wasn’t a bad way to depart the stage. Another round under par, if not one which fairly fulfilled the promise proven over his opening 9 holes.

Three under on the flip, following an outward half full of craft and guile, there have been eight pars coming residence to go alongside his solely bogey, on the par three twelfth.

It was on the gap generally known as the Golden Bell that Poulter’s finest and maybe final probability to declare the inexperienced jacket got here and went in 2019. 

It won’t be a bad way to depart if this seems to be Ian Poulter’s ultimate round on the Masters

Tied fifth at the beginning of the ultimate round, he was proper within the combine on the again 9 on Sunday when these devilish breezes that make the shortest gap on the course some of the lethal grabbed his tee shot and pulled it into Rae’s Creek.

In Poulter’s Florida residence the Masters mementoes from every version he has performed occupy a proud and distinguished place. 

At 17, taking part in off a handicap of 5, he was maybe the one particular person on the planet who ever thought he’d make it to Augusta a lot as as soon as.

It was another round under par, but didn't quite fulfil the promise from the opening nine holes

It was another round under par, however did not fairly fulfil the promise from the opening 9 holes

This was his sixteenth look, and he’s completed within the high 35 in 13 of them, lacking the midway lower solely as soon as.

This round of 70 – his 62nd round in all and his twenty fifth under par – was adequate to transfer him up a few locations on the leaderboard however not adequate to safe the highest 12 spot that may have assured him another invitation subsequent year.

Outside the world’s high 60 at current, he wants to get again into the highest 50 by the top of the season for another Augusta waltz subsequent April. There are additional avenues additionally open to him. 

Poulter (above) has the appetite and the game and has been in worse scrapes and fought back

Poulter (above) has the urge for food and the sport and has been in worse scrapes and fought again

Poulter has the urge for food and the sport and has been in worse scrapes and fought again. But he’s 45 now and at that age there are clearly no certainties.

Next up for Poulter will be to build on this strong efficiency and a comparable displaying on the WGC-Match Play a fortnight in the past; to take pleasure in a adequate summer season to persuade the Ryder Cup captain that he’s price another swing at another rodeo of which he’s moderately fond.

After that, it is going to be Georgia on his thoughts as soon as extra.

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