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February 24, 2013

Poulter, Mahan make semifinal of Match Play

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MARANA, Ariz. —

“I know it’s not the top four in the world, probably what everyone was hoping for,” Mahan said. “But there’s been a lot of great golf played, a lot of great shot, a lot of great putts. There’s a lot of great players.”

Along with a perfect singles record in the Ryder Cup, Poulter has won the WGC version of the Match Play Championship and the World Match Play Championship in Spain in 2011. He wasn’t aware of his sterling record since 2010, nor did he sound terribly surprised.

“I’m pretty proud of it,” he said. “Does it surprise me? I love match play.”

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