5 Nov 2012

English golfer rounds off season in style

9:04 am on 5 November 2012

The English golfer Ian Poulter is celebrating one of the biggest wins of his career after a closing round of 65 last night sealed his victory in the Champions Tournament at Mission Hills course in China.

Poulter who was 14-under par for the weekend, started his final round four strokes behind the leaders, and won by two shots from South Africa's Ernie Els, and the American trio Jason Dufner, Scott Piercy and Phil Mickelson.

Poutler says he is happy with the way he focussed on the tournament, following his inspirational role in Europe's comeback win at the recent Ryder Cup.

Poulter's next event is the defence of his Australian Masters title, starting in Melbourne on Thursday week.