Ian Poulter played his way into the Masters on Sunday by winning the Houston Open, and he did it in typical Poulter fashion, by holing a clutch putt down the stretch and celebrating like a wild man.
The Englishman holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Beau Hossler, and let loose with a chest-pounding celebration before finishing off Hossler on the first extra playoff hole.
Ian "Pound My Chest" Poulter!!! We're headed to a playoff at the @HouOpen thanks to a CLUTCH birdie from @IanJamesPoulter! pic.twitter.com/E7C9mDY7To
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) April 1, 2018
The win comes one week after Poulter was mistakenly told he was in the Masters before losing in the quarterfinals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. It’s his first worldwide win since 2012 and his first-ever stroke-play victory in the United States.