Ian Poulter made five consecutive birdies (Nos. 1-5) in the final round, which is the longest streak for any player in a major this year. It is the most consecutive birdies in a major since 2003 when Tiger Woods made seven (Nos. 7-13, third round) at the 2005 Masters Tournament. “I've never had a better start,” he said afterwards. “Making six of the first seven, I knew I had a chance to be fairly close and I was
(but) I just couldn't get any closer. Rory has obviously played some immense golf out there and when he plays golf like this, he's very impressive to watch. You know, everybody should take note; the guy's pretty good.”
Poulter has made the cut in all 12 of his starts on TOUR this season. He recorded top 10s in three of his last four major starts (7/2012 Masters, T9/2012 British Open, T3/2012 PGA Championship). He finished T41 at the U.S. Open this year.