POULTER MAKES EARLY EXIT ON INJURY RETURN IN MISSISSIPPI
Ian Poulter’s comeback from injury stuttered as he missed the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. The Englishman was playing just his second tournament since suffering a foot injury in June and finished on one over after his first two rounds – three shots off the cut line. Poulter had made a strong start after carding a two-under par 70 during his first round, but after making the turn on level par for his second round, things went wrong on the back nine as four bogeys and a birdie left him signing for a 75. With the top 50 in the world eligible to compete in the WGCHSBC Champions in Shanghai, world No. 138 Poulter would have been hoping for a stronger showing at the tournament at the Country Club of Jackson where the highest-ranked player is world No. 76 Chris Kirk of the USA.