More frustration for Poulter

Ian Poulter endured another frustrating week on the PGA Tour, after a poor third round ruined his chances at the Valspar Championship.

The Englishman, who earlier this month squandered a final day advantage at the Honda Classic to miss out on a first PGA Tour title in three years, was right in the hunt after two solid first rounds in Florida, but lost significant ground with a four-over-par third round.

He recovered to post a solid 69 on the final day, but the damage had been done.

Reflecting on his “annoying weekend”, Poulter said: “I hit 14 greens in regulation (on Saturday) and didn’t hole a putt.

“I holed 200-feet of putts Thursday and Friday and then the hole froze over for me on Saturday. It was really frustrating because I played nicely and had a lot of nice putts inside 20-feet all day, but couldn’t seem to get them in.

“It (Saturday) was just a day of frustration and then today I played exceptionally well again. A couple of missed green which was a couple of bogeys and then leaving putts out on the golf course, so another week where I’m going to be left frustrated.”