Ian Poulter will spend the summer cementing his place in Europe's Ryder Cup team

‘It’s about confidence and I’m full of it once more’: No more pain for Ian Poulter who is on the up after last year’s agony at Players Championship

  • Poulter went into 2017 tournament with doubts over his future at the top level
  • A runner-up finish helped the Englishman move up 100 places in the rankingsĀ 
  • He will spend the summer cementing his place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team

It’s a little over a two-hour drive from Ian Poulter’s home in Orlando to the beach here in Jacksonville and, while making the journey on Tuesday, he couldn’t help but look back to a year ago and the shot that saved his career.

As he contemplates a summer filled with exciting possibilities, it’s easy to forget the dire predicament Poulter faced at the 2017 Players Championship, when people were openly wondering whether he was finished at the highest level.

Poulter had certainly answered some of those questions with his fine play to move into contention but, at the 72nd hole, he was staring calamity in the face once more.

Ian Poulter will spend the summer cementing his place in Europe's Ryder Cup team
Ian Poulter will spend the summer cementing his place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team

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