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Poulter Crashes Out Of WGC Accenture Match Play

Ian Poulter’s dream of becoming the WGC-Accenture Match Play champion was shattered yesterday when he was defeated 2&1 by Rickie Fowler on the Dove Mountain course in Arizona.

It was the first game out in this years event, and the first three holes were halved, but Fowler took the game by the scruff of the neck by winning three out of the next four of which he only had to birdie one of those holes to Poulter’s disappointment.

Then another par on the 10th was good enough to see Fowler stretch his lead to three up for the second time in the match and then an eagle on the 13th looked like Poulter’s fate had been sealed.

But we know Poulter never gives up and he battled back with a birdie at the 14th, but unfortunately the putter went cold when he had chances to claw back the deficit on the next three holes.

It’s Jimmy Walker up next to face Fowler, Walker is the man in form at the moment already winning three times on the PGA Tour this season, he knocked out South African Branden Grace with a comfortable 5&4 victory.

You can read my blog post HERE about how Jimmy Walker claimed his second PGA Title of the season.

Loads of good matches to come today, as we head towards the weekend.

13 year old Guan Tian-lang misses cut at China Open

Guan Tian-lang has sadly missed the chance to become the youngest golfer in history to make the cut in a European Tour event at the China Open.

The amateur, who on Thursday became the Tour’s youngest player at 13 years, 173 days, missed the cut by 10 shots leaving him on 12 over par for the two rounds.

The halfway lead is shared by Gary Boyd and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet on 11 under after they both shot 67 today.

Boyd, birdied five of his last eight holes, and said: “I had to stay patient and was one over playing my ninth hole but managed to get on in two and two putt for birdie and really get my round going.

Branden Grace who eagled the par 4 seventh is on his own in third place, while Nicolas Colsaerts is solely in fourth.