Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No driver so Poulter pulls out of
Barclays Singapore Open

Ian Poulter has announced his withdrawal from the Barclays Singapore Open after failing to get a replacement driver in time for the tee-off of the Asian Tour event.
The Englishman had his driver stolen during the HSBC Champions in Shanghai last week and would not have received a replacement before the end of the second round on Friday evening. As a result, Poulter opted not to play in the $5million event, the richest national open in Asia.
"I am really gutted. I have been thinking about it for four hours and I have decided to withdraw because my new driver will not arrive on time," said Poulter.
"It is disappointing because I did not come all this way not to play. But with so many world ranking points at stake, if I played badly I may have lost ground," he added.
Tournament organisers announced Anirban Lahiri of India will take Poulter's place in the field.



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