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European team player Ian Poulter of England plays out from the bunker during the second practice day for the 35th Ryder Cup Matches at the Oakland Hills Country Club. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
European team player Ian Poulter of England plays out from the bunker during the second practice day for the 35th Ryder Cup Matches at the Oakland Hills Country Club. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Determined Poulter Dressed With Decorum


September 16, 2004

Ian Poulter maybe dressed down by his standards this week at The 35th Ryder Cup Matches but as expected the confident Englishman is definitely up for the Cup.

Poulter, who wore Union Jack trousers at the Open Championship this year and the Stars and Stripes at the US PGA Championship, is making his debut in The Ryder Cup and was asked by an American journalist if the outfits fitted his style.

He replied: "I'm happy to wear any uniform this week. No matter what it is. And whether it be funky pullovers or whether it be nicely-tailored trousers, I don't really mind."

He was also asked if he could follow in the footsteps of his beloved Arsenal and make it through unbeaten.

"I would love to be top points scorer this week. That would be a dream. I was top points scorer for the Seve Trophy and I would like to do the same this week. So it all depends obviously on how many rounds I play. My game is in shape and I'm feeling pretty confident," said Poulter.

Poulter made the side at the final qualifying event, the BMW International in Germany, thanks to a strong finish, which is the result of a new resolve.

"Over the last few years when I haven't been in contention, I may have struggled to really fight until the end. But now I've come to terms with it.
I know how much more important it is to fight all the way to the end. It's never over until it's over," said Poulter.

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