poulter tops Donald
� winner ian poulter
defeated fellow englishman
luke donald, 2 and 1, in the
final to win the Volvo world
match play championship
and deny donald the no. 1
spot in the world ranking.
�noteworthy the victory, poulter’s 11th on the
european tour, snapped the
35-year-old out of a mediocre 2011 season during
which he had not had a top-
20 finish on the euro tour. …
poulter won on the seventh
birthday of his son, luke.
… the final pitted the last
two winners of the wgc-accenture match play. the
loss to poulter snapped a
12-match match-play winning streak for donald going
back to the 2010 ryder cup.
european tour // volvo worlD match play
�key hole the 525-yard
par- 4 15th. donald, who already missed twice from less
than 10 feet on the back nine,
had a four-foot par putt to
win the hole and square the
match, but his effort lipped
out and poulter stayed 1 up.
�top eight FINCA CORTESIN GC, Casares, Spain
Martin Kaymer df Alvaro Quiros, 2 up; Luke Donald df
Charl Schwartzel, 2 up; Nicolas Colsaerts df. Graeme McDowell, 2 and 1; Ian Poulter df Francesco Molinari, 2 up.
Donald df Kaymer, 5 and 3; Poulter df Colsaerts, 19 holes.
Poulter df Donald, 2 and 1.
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“i didn’t play my best today, but i managed to
hole some putts at the right times to get away
with it.” —ian poulter
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