Poulter admits he didn’t deserve to move on

Former champion as well as Team Europe’s biggest match winner in the Ryder Cup, Ian Poulter has suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of rookie American Rickie Fowler as he crashed out of the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship in the very first round at Dove Mountain in Arizona.

The tie between the two was the first match of the event, teeing off early in the morning and after falling behind to the young American in the fourth round and he never managed to take a lead from him thereafter and suffered a loss with a score of 2 and 1.

The first three holes of the tie were halved and following that, Fowler took three of the next four holes, although Ian Poulter, a champion at the event in 2010, took one hole from that point on. Fowler needed just one birdie during that run, something that Poulter couldn’t match and suffered as a result.

Moreover, what should be worrying for someone who loves to play at a Match Play event like the Englishman, this was his third defeat in the first round in the last four years and that must be a worrying sign for the world number 15.

But Poulter must be given his due credit and it has to be mentioned that despite trailing Fowler for the majority of the tie, he never threw in the towel at any time and he could consider himself unlucky for missing some of the shots that he missed.

Following the loss, Ian Poulter took to Twitter, the popular social networking site where he mentioned that he was disappointed with his showing at the event and admitted that he didn’t deserve to move on to the next round, also extending his congratulations to the youngster for the win.

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