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Sport Poulter belies brutal conditions, shares Scottish Open lead

19:35  15 july  2017
19:35  15 july  2017 Source:   ap.org

Ian Poulter aims for nothing short of 1st at Royal Birkdale – this time

  Ian Poulter aims for nothing short of 1st at Royal Birkdale – this time Ian Poulter aims for nothing short of 1st at Royal Birkdale this time after his tough 2nd place finish in The Open there back in 2008.That means he aims to finish first. He was second to Padraig Harrington in 2008.

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Ian Poulter plays his first shot on the second tee during the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links Golf Course on July 15, 2017.© Tony Marshall/Getty Images Ian Poulter plays his first shot on the second tee during the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links Golf Course on July 15, 2017.

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) -- Ian Poulter moved in sight of his first title in 4 1/2 years by belying sideways rain and strong winds to shoot a 1-under 71 at the Scottish Open, giving him a three-way share of the third-round lead on Saturday.

In the toughest weather conditions of the week on Scotland's west coast, clubs slipped from players' hands, hardy fans' umbrellas were blown inside out, and puddles formed on fairways.

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Poulter managed to control his swing, ball, and temperament in what he described as a ''brutally tough'' back nine, during which he was delighted to make only one bogey.

Ian Poulter, Rickie Fowler in early contention at Scottish Open

  Ian Poulter, Rickie Fowler in early contention at Scottish Open Ian Poulter, Rickie Fowler in early contention at Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. He's tied for second place in a group that includes 2015 champion Rickie Fowler. They trail Mikko Ilonen by two shots after the Finn returned a 65.Five birdies and eagle at the par-5 14th hole highlighted Poulter's round. Back-to-back bogeys at the 15th and 16th holes set him back a little, but Poulter is right where he wants to be: in contention heading back to Birkdale.Poulter finished second in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale nine years ago.

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Ian Poulter controlled his swing, ball, and temperament in what he described as " brutally tough conditions " to move in sight of his first worldwide title in 4 1/2 years at the Scottish Open on Saturday.

IRVINE, Scotland - Ian Poulter moved in sight of his first title in 4 1/2 years by belying sideways rain and strong winds to shoot a 1-under 71 at the Scottish Open , giving him a three-way share of the third-round lead on Saturday.

He was tied on 9 under par overall with playing partner and fellow Englishman Callum Shinkwin, who produced another brilliant round of 68, and Australian player Andrew Dodt (69).

The last of Poulter's 14 worldwide victories was the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in November 2012.

Padraig Harrington started in a share of the lead but shot a 79 to drop to a tie for 23rd.

Rickie Fowler struggled to read his putts and shot 74, giving him four shots to make up as he looks to add to his 2015 title.

It proved to be a good links test for players ahead of the British Open, which starts at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.

Two players fail to break 90 on brutal day at Senior British Open .
British weather takes no prisoners: two golfers at the Senior British Open in Wales shot 94 and 96 respectively in the second round, Golf Channel reports. Day 2 at the tournament was rough on Stephen Creed and Mike Heinen, who are at the bottom of the leaderboard after signing for their scorecards.But they weren't the only players who struggled today. With 20-25 mph winds and heavy rain, conditions were brutal at Royal Porthcawl. Entering the afternoon, most scores were in the high-70s and 80s. John Daly, for example, shot 80 and is nine over for the tournament.

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