Ian Poulter Brings Back Medinah Putter For WGC-Match Play

The Englishman has put the Odyssey #7 putter he used during the Miracle at Medinah back in the bag this week

Ian Poulter Brings Back Medinah Putter For WGC-Match Play
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The Englishman has put the Odyssey #7 putter he used during the Miracle at Medinah back in the bag this week as he tries to qualify for Augusta

Ian Poulter Brings Back Medinah Putter For WGC-Match Play

It's the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and 2010 champion Ian Poulter is needing a big week to qualify for The Masters in a fortnight.

The 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play champion is back playing in his first World Golf Championship since the WGC-HSBC Champions in November 2015.

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And he's got a new, or old, toy in the bag this week in the hope to inspire something special.

He has put his Odyssey #7 putter back into play - the flat stick he used as he starred in the Miracle at Medinah at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Poulter closed with five birdies in a row as he and Rory McIlroy defeated Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson 1up on the Saturday evening

Poults is currently ranked 64th in the world and needs a good week to qualify for The Masters in a fortnight.

This is the final week to qualify for the Masters via the world's top 50, and Poulter will need a minimum of a quarter final loss.

Poulter with the trophy back in 2010. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Poulter is grouped with fellow Englishman and world number 12 Tommy Fleetwood as well as world number 32 Daniel Berger and number 37 Kevin Chappell in group 9.

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The 42-year-old was last in the world's top 50 in the week of 11th October 2015.

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He didn't play in the 2017 Masters tournament, that was the fourth of five majors in a row which he missed out on.

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He has since played in the last two - finishing in a tie for 14th at the 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale before a T22nd finish at the USPGA.

Poulter won his first WGC title in 2010 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona. He beat Paul Casey 4&2 in the 36-hole final.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x