AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Ian Poulter pricked up his ears when he heard a statistic on television that 43-year-olds have only a three percent chance of winning the Masters.
The intense Englishman, who rarely requires any kind of additional motivation, said he was not even sure how the stat was derived but it is clear he will have to overcome the odds to win his first major at Augusta National.
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Victory would make him the second oldest Masters champion, behind Jack Nicklaus, who was 46 when he triumphed in 1986.
“I’m happy, I’m confident, as confident as I’m ever going to be for someone who has got a three percent chance,” Poulter told reporters after carding a one-under-par 71 that took him to five under for the tournament, two shots behind the halfway leaders.
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