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."