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Saturday 16 December 2017

Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter wants to end season on a high

Mark Garrod

RYDER CUP hero Ian Poulter wants to end his season on a high note at the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, which starts tomorrow.

Unbeaten in the victory over the Americans, Poulter won a second world championship title at the start of this month and on Sunday finished second to Adam Scott at the Australian Masters.

Now he is at the European Tour's DP World Tour Championship, where another win should take him back into the world's top 10 for the first time in almost two years.

"I feel I can end the year on a pretty high note," he said. "It's been great since September - my golf has been an extension of the Ryder Cup.

"It's the kind of golf I would have expected to play - it was a week I will keep with me for a long time and shows what golf I can play when I'm in that frame of mind."

What he wants most of all, of course, is to reproduce it come the majors next season.

"It's in me. It comes out in the Ryder Cup, so why can't I produce week-in and week-out. When you look at the best players they do," he said.

"Majors are hard to win, but I played well in three of them this year and would like to get closer."

He came seventh in the US Masters, ninth at The Open and then third at the USPGA Championship, but his best finish remains runner-up to Padraig Harrington at the 2008 Open.

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