Ian Poulter ready for Masters

Ian Poulter Masters Golf

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Ian Poulter hopes the combination of relaxation in Bahamas and perspiration on the practise course will be the perfect preparation for Masters glory.

The world number 31heads to Augusta this week looking to improve on a record of just two top-10 finishes in 11 appearances at the year’s first major in Georgia.

The 39-year-old has admitted trying a number of different approaches over the years as he looks to make the breakthrough and challenge for the Green Jacket.

Speaking ahead of a practise round at Augusta National, Poulter said: “I think I’ve tried it several ways to try and prepare for this week, none of which have worked.

“I’ve had two weeks off. I’ve played in the run-in. I’ve been here previous years early to prepare. I’ve tried all sorts of things.

“One thing I haven’t tried before was go to the Bahamas for a nice week off before a solid week of practice. So we’ll give that one a try this year.”

Poulter is 81.00 to win the Masters this week and admits he feels happy with his game after a strong challenge at last month’s Honda Classic was only derailed by a final round of 74.

“I’ve hit lots of greens in regulation,” he added. “I’ve had lots of chances, haven’t quite taken all of them as yet. Let’s hope that I’ve kind of stored them up for this week.

“I’m working on all the right things to continue to rectify those few little issues that have held me away from holding the trophy since the start of this year. So the main thing is I’m healthy. I’m happy, I’m rested. I’m ready to go.”

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