In between cries of “get real” and “get in there” the essence of Ian Poulter is revealed. The cleanest striker of a golf ball Poulter is not, but on the greens he punches like Mike Tyson in his prime and on his day he is never out of the running. Today was just such a day.
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Friday 02 March 2012
Ian Poulter has pulled out of this week's Honda Classic PGA Tour event after contracting pneumonia.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
The world No 1 Luke Donald will play Ernie Els in the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Tucson tomorrow. Rory McIlroy, the world No 2, will take on South Africa's George Coetzee.
Saturday 11 February 2012
Northern Ireland's US Open champion Rory McIlroy justified his position as favourite to win the Dubai Desert Classic by adding a 65 to his first-round 66 to reach 13 under par yesterday. But the 40-year-old Dane Thomas Bjorn has matched him shot for shot and Martin Kaymer had the first hole-in-one of his life, on the seventh (his 16th) as he reached 11 under with a 67. Lee Westwood's 65 for 10 under included birdies on the last three holes.
Friday 10 February 2012
Rory McIlroy kicked off a month which could see him reach the world No 1 ranking by charging into contention on the first day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
It will not just be the top four players in the world Tiger Woods will be trying to conquer on his seasonal bow in Abu Dhabi this week, but also his "broken concentration". That is the view of Sir Nick Faldo, who does not necessarily agree that the 14-time major champion turned a corner with his first win in more than two years.
Thursday 19 January 2012
When one thinks of Darren Clarke the physique of a Courtney Lawes does not spring to mind. But as he sets out on a new campaign, the 43-year-old has employed the England rugby team's sports scientist and is obeying a similar monastic lifestyle to the lock and his Red Rose colleagues.
Saturday 17 December 2011
It's the week before Christmas and the rest of golf have put their sticks away for the year.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
First he will try to take care of the world's best, Luke Donald, then he will face up to the resurrected might of the world's greatest, Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy may be suffering the after-effects of a virus, but he is even more gripped by the fever running through golf.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
With the highest respect to the extremely creditable mice who have been growing more sturdily competitive and so much wealthier over the last two years, we have to note this morning that the cat, or rather the Tiger, is back.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
A nightmare might be over. What had become so impossible, so blocked, might just be free again
Saturday 03 December 2011
Winless in 2011, Graeme McDowell yesterday put himself in the box seat to rectify this anomaly. The world No14 shot a 67 to move to seven-under at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City and so bring the £830,000 first prize into tantalising focus.
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