Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

There's More to Come, Insists Poulter

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

There's More to Come, Insists Poulter

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Byline: Andrew Hodgson

IAN POULTER believes he can build on his second place at The Players Championship, which saw him jump to a career-high 18th in the world rankings today.

The Englishman fired a final round 70 at TPC Sawgrass in Florida to finish on eight under, four shots adrift of Ryder Cup team-mate Henrik Stenson.

Poulter, who the week before the unofficial fifth major was joint fifth at the Quail Hollow Championship, leapt 12 places in the new rankings and is confident he can build on his display.

"The year has started out well, very solidly," he told the Setanta Golf channel..

"A second place here means a lot of world ranking points, exactly what I need to kick on and press on for the rest of the year." Poulter's chances of victory were wrecked by a 75 in the third round.

"I wanted to make a little bit of amends for Saturday," said the 33-year-old. "I was pleased with how I finished the tournament and hats off to Henrik for putting his foot down and disappearing. …

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