Ian Poulter aims to take British Masters title

Ian Poulter says he feels at home at British Masters venue Woburn. Picture: Getty Images
Ian Poulter says he feels at home at British Masters venue Woburn. Picture: Getty Images
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Ian Poulter is keen to add his name to an illustrious list of past winners when the British Masters returns to the European Tour this week for the first time since 2008.

Poulter selected his home club of Woburn, Bedfordshire, as the venue in his role as tournament host, a role which will be filled by fellow Englishmen Luke Donald, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood in the next three years.

And the Ryder Cup star wants to use home advantage to end three years without a win and get his name on the trophy alongside the likes of Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie.

“The names on the trophy are all of the great players that I’ve followed through the years,” said Poulter, who lost out in a final-round duel with Rose in 2002. “You know, you can name one after another after another.

“It’s good that we’ve got a good field and we can put another great name on that trophy.”

Poulter spends most of his time in Florida these days but used to live just a few minutes from Woburn and remembers watching Ballesteros play here on his way to victory in 1991.