WATCH Ian Poulter drain clutch birdie putt to force playoff in eventual win

HUMBLE, TX - APRIL 01: Ian Poulter of England celebrates after making a putt to win the Houston Open in a playoff at the Golf Club of Houston on April 1, 2018 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Stacy Revere/Getty Images

WATCH Ian Poulter drain clutch birdie putt to force playoff in eventual win

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WATCH Ian Poulter drain clutch birdie putt to force playoff in eventual win

Yeah, Ian Poulter certainly didn’t fight boredom in his battle to reach the Masters.

A week after being erroneously told he was in the field for the season’s first major and then agonizingly missing out, it looked like more heartbreak was coming.

Poulter held a three-shot lead over Beau Hossler (and a two-shot lead overall) with seven holes to play Sunday at the Houston Open, and a win would seal Poulter a Masters spot. But Hossler poured in four straight birdies to take the outright lead. Poulter needed a 20-footer for birdie at the 72nd hole to force a playoff and avoid elimination for his Masters chances.

And oh did he step up. Poulter buried the putt and let out some fantastic emotion.

What a moment for the 42-year-old!

He would close out Hossler and the win with a par on the first extra hole. His six-year win drought was gone, as were his fears about not making the cut for Augusta. The victory sealed him a spot for the Masters.

What drama for Poulter on Sunday and over the past week. He now brings this surge of energy to the year’s first major.

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