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Poulter has the Race To Dubai in his sights

Tuesday, October 30 2012 by SNTV
  • Intro:

    Ian Poulter described the WGC-HSBC Champions as a "big tournament" on Monday as he set his sights on victory to be "comfortably within the top ten" in the Race To Dubai.

    The Race To Dubai is into its final stretch and on Monday in Hong Kong, several of the European Tour's top names were talking up the penultimate event, this week's USD$7 million WGC-HSBC Champions in Shenzhen, China.

    Ryder Cup heroes Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood and South Africa's Ernie Els will all be teeing off in the tournament at Mission Hills this week.

    But the focus will be on the top of the rankings, where world number one Rory McIlroy can be overtaken by Peter Hanson if the Swede pulls off victory.


    SOUNDBITE: (English) (On wanting to finish the year strongly).

    "For me, it's important to come over to Asia, play a few events, albeit this one a very big one, now a WGC event. It gives me a great opportunity to try and win this golf tournament, move up on the order of merit. The order of merit will be in the race to Dubai, and obviously try and get as high up on that as I possibly can, I'm thirteenth on the list, I want to make sure I'm comfortably within the top ten. So for me, I've got two events left, this one is a big tournament, and obviously Dubai, so I'd like to somehow go out with a bang, and, you know, try and win both, if not one."

    SUPER CAPTION: Ian Poulter, 13th In Race To Dubai Rankings

    SOUNDBITE: (English) (On the Tiger Woods vs Rory McIlroy rivalry).

    "So it's, you can't say Tiger is the past, he's still the present, he's number two in the world, Rory's number one in the world, there's quite an age difference, but it will be very interesting to see. I think they, they really, you know, could I stay, stirring the pot, between the two of them, and I think it's good for golf. I think it brings attention to the game and obviously it brings attention to their so-called rivalry."

    SUPER CAPTION: Ernie Els, 2012 Open Championship Winner:

    SOUNDBITE: (English)

    "To have won a Major, it's such a special feeling, so I would agree, that whenever you win a Major, you can miss twenty cuts in a row, but if you win a Major, it's a wonderful year, a successful year."

    SUPER CAPTION: Ernie Els, 2012 Open Championship Winner:

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