Slow Poulter undercooked and over par
IAN POULTER admitted he ran out of steam as he made only two pars on a crazy back nine – and saw his group twice put on the clock for slow play.
The Ryder Cup star, who secured the last spot at the Masters after winning the Houston Open last Sunday and who arrived in Augusta only on Tuesday, finished birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey-birdiebogey in a second-round 75 to fall to three over par.
“This was always going to be a tricky week coming off last week, I was always going to be fatigued,” he said. “I’m under-prepared.”
Poulter (above) claimed he was not concerned that his group – Trevor Immelman and Patrick Cantlay were playing partners – were twice warned to quicken up.
“We were slow but I’m not going to say the reasons why we were slow,” he said. ”I’m going to say ‘we’. Let me just generalise and say ‘we’. I’m quite happy to be on the clock every hole of my life, it doesn’t affect me.
“We have to be on the clock. We were too slow. When you’re too slow, you need to speed up, end of conversation.”