Ian Poulter has grabbed the last spot in The Masters field with a dramatic win at the Houston Open.
Ian Poulter left last week’s WGC Dell Technologies Match Play fuming. Not just because he’d been beaten 8&6 by American Kevin Kisner in the quarter-finals but because a day earlier he’d been told he had progressed far enough to squeeze into the world’s top-50 golfers and earn himself a spot in The Masters.
But a few hours later he was told the projections were wrong and he wasn’t going to The Masters after all.
Well today with one spot left in the field at Augusta National, Poulter grabbed his invitation by breaking a six-year drought with a victory at the Houston Open.
Poulter needed an extra hole of sudden-death to beat American Beau Hossler.
Interestingly, this time last year Poulter tweeted he had received a last-minute invitation to The Masters Tournament. It turned out to be an April Fool’s Day joke he played on his followers.
Poulter missed last year’s tournament for the first time since 2006 but returns to Augusta National on a roll and without a need for any April Fool’s Day jokes.