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Team Comes First – Poulter

Team Comes First – Poulter

Ian Poulter says he would happily sacrifice his excellent individual record for Europe in the Ryder Cup if it meant a home triumph. Europe go into this weekend’s eagerly-awaited clash as the outsiders against a USA side who only need a draw to retain the trophy.

Poulter’s heroics are well documented as he has won 13 points out of a possible 18 matches since his debut, but when asked if he would accept not winning a single point at Le Golf National as long as captain Thomas Bjorn was the man lifting the trophy, Poulter said: “Of course. 100 per cent.”

He added: “It’s always about the team and however you go about putting that trophy in Thomas’ hands. It would be a very proud moment to be part of that team. So we win together, we lose together.

“But as long as we win as a team, that’s all that really matters.”

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