Posted December 16, 2011 on AP on Fox

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 24: Ian Poulter of England hits his tee-shot on the third hole during the final round of The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
England's Ian Poulter won the Australian Masters on Sunday, spoiling Geoff Ogilvy's bid for a victory on his boyhood course. Poulter, two strokes behind Ogilvy entering the round, closed with a 4-under 67 in windy conditions to finish at 15-under 269 at Victoria Golf Club. Australian Marcus Fraser had a 64 to finish second, three strokes back. Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion who matched the course record with a 63 on Saturday, shot a 73 to end up third at 11 under. Poulter quickly erased Ogilvy's overnight lead with an eagle-2 on the par-4 first hole. He then hit a birdie on the seventh to take the outright lead and added another on the ninth to make the turn with a two-shot advantage. ''To come down here the week before Christmas and to win this tournament is very special,'' he said. ''I had a message from (former champion) Justin Rose who said, 'Put a nice gold jacket in your wardrobe like I have,' and it's nice to do that.'' World No. 1 Luke Donald had four birdies on th...
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