Ian praises Louis

PRETORIA – Ian Poulter paid a big if not quite deserved compliment to Louis Oosthuizen after beating the South African at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Saturday.

Englishman Poulter had to stave off a late comeback by hot-putting Oosthuizen before securing a 2 and 1 victory at Austin Country Club in Texas.

Poulter was not surprised Oosthuizen proved so difficult to subdue.

“I knew Louis wasn’t going to back off. That’s why he’s got a Green Jacket in his closet,” Poulter said, referring to the reward a player receives for winning the U.S. Masters.

Only problem is that Oosthuizen does not have a Green Jacket — at least not the Augusta National variety.

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