Jeev out in first round at World Matchplay

February 26th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Marana (Arizona), Feb 26 (IANS) India’s Jeev Milkha Singh bowed out of the first round of the World Golf Championships Accenture Matchplay against a fancied England’s Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter.
Poulter went four up by the 15th and won 4&3 against the Indian here Wednesday.

Poulter began with a birdie and fired five more to run away with the game, while Jeev did well enough with birdies on the 10th and 13th. But the birdie on the 13th came too late as Jeev was way behind and lost with three holes to spare.

“I got off to a quick start to be 3-up after four holes. I kept my foot on the accelerator and hit good golf shots,” Poulter said.

Overall, it proved a disappointing day in the office for the Asian players.

US-based KJ Choi was beaten 3&1 by Oliver Wilson while Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng went down 2&1 to England’s Lee Westwood, while Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei was outclassed by American rising star Anthony Kim 7&5.

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