Poulter ready for Ryder Cup

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Ian Poulter believes his game is on the up and that he will be ready for the Ryder Cup.

Poulter was named as one of Europe captain Paul McGinley’s three wild card picks on Tuesday and, despite his recent poor form, is still considered one of the best at this special format of the game.

His Ryder Cup record reads record 12 wins from 15 matches and this made it no surprise that McGinley opted to rope him in.

Stephen Gallacher and Lee Westwood were the other two captain’s picks, with Luke Donald missing out.

Poulter’s performance during the ‘Miracle of Medinah’ two years ago will go down as one of the great Ryder Cup efforts.

The 38-year-old won all four of his matches and famously birdied the last five holes alongside Rory McIlroy to beat Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson in the Saturday fourballs.

He was, however, the first to concede that he needs to improve.

“My game is coming round just in time,” he told SkySports.

“I’m very, very excited – Gleneagles is going to be an incredible week. The American side are very, very strong and very tough to beat.

“But I think with Paul’s picks and the nine guys who had already made the team, we are going to be strong. We’re going to do the job.”

McGinley said Poulter’s renowned passion on and off the course was a key factor in picking him, admitting his unforgettable Medinah performance was “one of the greatest achievements by anyone in any sport.”

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