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Sunday, 22 July 2012
Ian Poulter  (Getty Images)
Ian Poulter (Getty Images)
Ian Poulter finished The Open Championship on a high note, sinking a 202 yard five iron as he surged through the field to level par with a 67.

The shot came on the 481 yard second, the same hole where Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts also made a two earlier in the week.

A third round 73 had taken Poulter - runner-up to Padraig Harrington at Birkdale in 2008 - out of contention.

The Ryder Cup star was at a loss to explain why it is taking so long for English golfers to end a barren spell in the Majors going back to Sir Nick Faldo's third Masters Tournament title in 1996.

"There's certainly the calibre of players - it just hasn't happened," he said.

"It's frustrating for me, you, everybody."

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