2 Nov 2009

Poulter breaks long drought in Singapore

6:06 am on 2 November 2009

The English golfer Ian Poulter rode his luck to clinch the Singapore Open last night, breaking a three year title drought on the European tour.

Poulter played a gruelling 30 holes on the last day of the weather-affected tournament, hanging on to win by oen strokes from the Chinese number one Liang Wenchong.

The world number two Phil Mickelson and the number 6 Padraig Harrington tied for 14th and 38th respectively, and New Zealander Danny Lee tied for 48th with a 3-over par total, 13 strokes behind the winner.

This week China hosts the final event in this year's World Series of Golf, the Champions tournament in Shanghai.