Scoring

Session 4 Singles
I. Poulter Wins 5 & 4 M. Kuchar
MATCH 5 - FINAL Last update: 10:53 AM
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5
I. Poulter 4 5 2 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 3 4 2 3
M. Kuchar 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 3 4
Match Progress
AS AS 1Up 1Up 2Up 2Up 2Up 2Up 2Up 3Up 4Up 3Up 4Up 5Up
Hole Yards Par Hole Highlights
1 465 4
  • Ian Poulter walks onto the tee to raptorous applause
  • His opponent today, the in form Matt Kuchar
  • Both players manage to hold their nerve and find the fairway
  • Good start here in what promises to be a classic encounter
  • Kuchar send his approach shot on its way
  • Decent attempt, and finds the front of the green
  • Poulter, current World Matchplay Champion, strikes it well
  • Poulter finds the green, both now have long putts for birdie
  • Poulter send shis putt from 35ft, but comes up short
  • Kuchar also misses from left to right, but makes his par
  • Poulter rattles in his par putt, and the hole is halved in 4
  • 2 610 5
  • The players advance to the long par 5 second hole
  • No birdie's on this hole so far today, will that change here?
  • Both players make par five here
  • The hole is halved in five
  • 3 189 3
  • Kuchar finds the back of the green and has a tough chip shot
  • Poulter tries to seize the advantage and finds the front edge
  • Kuchar shows great skills with a bump and run to 4ft away
  • Poulter sends the ball forward and holes a magnificent putt
  • Poulter goes 1up after holing from 25ft
  • Poulter wins the hole in two
  • 4 461 4
  • Both players make a routine par on this par 4
  • The hole is halved in four
  • 5 433 4
  • Poulter has found the fairway and attacks the pin
  • Mid iron for Poulter, and he lands it to about 10ft away
  • Kuchar looking to respond here from the light rough
  • Agonisingly for Kuchar, the ball hits the bank and rolls off
  • It continues down the bank and into the water
  • Poulter now has the ascendancy and should go 2up shortly
  • Poulter has two putts for the win, but only needs one
  • He strokes in his birdie putt from left to right
  • Poulter wins the hole in three
  • Phenomenal start by Poulter here
  • 6 422 4
  • Kuchar has given himself a 10ft birdie chance here
  • Poulter could only make par, so Kuchar has this for the win
  • Kuchar pushes it right and misses, par is conceded
  • The hole is halved in four
  • 7 213 3
  • Both players find the heart of the green on this par 3
  • Neither can convert their birdie putt, but safely make par
  • The hole is halved in three
  • 8 439 4
  • The hole is halved in four
  • Kuchar is beginning to give himself chances here
  • He can't take them though and Poulter still leads by two
  • 9 580 5
  • Both players complete the front 9 by making par
  • Poulter will go into the turn leading by two holes
  • Nothing going for Kuchar so far but it could all change
  • 10 210 3
  • Kuchar hits a wild tee shot and will struggle to recover
  • Poulter is safely onto the putting surface
  • Kuchar fails to get up and down and can only make bogey
  • Simple two putt for Poulter and he wins the hole in three
  • Poulter now 3up and looking good for the point
  • 11 562 5
  • Poulter is 70 yards away here with his 3rd shot
  • Kuchar has hit a good approach and has a chance for birdie
  • Poulter chips it, it bounds on towards the hole, and drops in
  • Poulter has chipped in for a remarkable eagle three
  • Kuchar looks dejected, as Poulter moves 4up
  • 12 458 4
  • A putt finally goes in for Kuchar as he makes birdie
  • That's enough to win the hole for Kuchar as he pulls one back
  • 13 189 3
  • Poulter has 20ft down the hill for birdie
  • He strokes it right to left and makes it
  • The crowd go wild as Poulter goes back to 4up
  • 14 485 4
  • Poulter draws in his second shot to within 10ft of the hole
  • Poulter is bearing down on a big win here
  • Kuchar is in the front bunker for his 3rd and needs to hole
  • Kuchar has a great effort and lands to within 2ft
  • Poulter now has a short putt to win the match
  • Left to right, down the hill, and in it goes
  • Birdie for Poulter, and he wins the hole in three
  • Poulter wins the match 5&4 after a magnificent performance
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