Ian Poulter began the defence of his title in style at the Volvo World Match Play Championship with a victory over Australian John Senden.
Poulter who won his first match 3&2 faces a tough test against Portugal Masters champion Tom Lewis in his second and final group game tomorrow.
Poulter who has also won the WGC-Accenture Match Play, went three ahead with a ten foot putt at the ninth and five footer on the short 12th.
The Englishman admitted that the half he got on the fourth hole was a turning point in the contest.
“I said John was going to be a very steady opponent, and he was on front nine,” he said.
Can Poulter defeat Tom Lewis tomorrow? I think it will be a really tough test as young Tom Lewis is fearless and has a very old head on a young pair of shoulders. Should be an interesting contest!