Poulter goes low in a hurry Sunday at Open

Ian Poulter during Sunday's final round of the 2013 British Open at Muirfield.

Ian Poulter's play early Sunday in the final round of the Open Championship is louder than his pants.

Poulter, who started the day 5 over, has made an eagle and five birdies around the turn to rise to T-3 at even par for the tournament.

The outspoken Englishman went on to card the day's second 67, with five pars and a bogey down the stretch.

"It's going to be close," Poulter told ESPN. "The back nine's playing more difficult than the front nine, and the guys have nine holes to play."

No. 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Poulter finished fourth at the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February for his best PGA Tour finish and T-17 at the Volvo World Match Play in May for his best European Tour finish.

This morning before his round, Poulter posted on his Twitter account, @IanJamesPoulter: "

"Lets see if we can get into the mix by the end of today's round. Slowly slowly try and get back into position. @The_Open quality."

It might have taken a while to get started, but a quick flurry of scoring, with the eagle at No. 9 followed immediately by three birdies at Nos. 10-12, has indeed gotten Poulter into the thick of things.

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