Poulter produces biggest PGA Tour comeback for 35 years

Poulter produces biggest PGA Tour comeback for 35 years

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Three rounds and 21 birdies later, Ian Poulter was pounding his heart with joy, having completed one of the most remarkable comebacks of his long, illustrious career.

The 42-year-old saved his best until last at the Houston Open, sinking a 19-foot birdie on the par-four eighteenth to force a playoff he would go on to easily win against American Beau Hossler.

Rekindling memories of the Miracle of Medinah, Poulter’s ascent — from 123rd in the leaderboard on Friday, to top of the pile come Sunday — was the sharpest for 35 years on the PGA Tour.

It also meant the Englishman reserves the 87th and final spot at this week’s Masters.

“To get this done today to get me to Augusta is amazing,”…



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