Poulter Running On Fumes As He Seeks Second Success In Three Weeks.

Ian Poulter waited six-years to end a PGA Tour winless drought and now he’s put himself in contention for a second victory toast in three weeks at the RBC Heritage Classic.

Poulter, who admits he’s running on fumes after playing so much golf, didn’t drop a shot to share the early second round clubhouse lead thanks to a sizzling seven-under par 64 to be tied with Korean Si Woo Kim (65) at nine-under par on the Harbor Town Links course at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Ian Poulter running on fumes as he burns up Harbor Town with a 64 to share the early clubhouse lead.

The effort is Poutler’s lowest score by two shots in eight appearances in 30 rounds of the South Carolina event he first contested in 2004.

Poulter’s 64 matches the same score he posted on day two to set-up victory in Houston and with the now 42-year old Woburn wonder contesting a sixth event in as many weeks.

“It’s been nice and producing a clean bogey-free scorecard is a big key around this golf course is so nice,” he said.

“I would have snapped your hand off if you had of handed me a 64 at the start of the day.

“The thing is a great golf course.  It’s a very clever golf course.  It’s not the longest we play but it is probably the smartest”.

And when asked how he was feeling in now having contested six PGA Tour events in a row he remarked:   “It must just be fumes that’s keeping me going at the moment.

“It is very unusual for me to play so many weeks as I don’t normally do that but circumstances dictated I had to put myself in a position to make the Masters and I did that.

“I also had committed to this event a few weeks ago so I was not going to miss it as it is a good course and having been in position last year (T11th) I just didn’t get the job done but hopefully I can continue to play some good golf this weekend”.

Fellow Englishman Matthew Fitzgerald had his progress up the board stopped when he finished bogey and double-bogey in a round of 71 to remain at two-under.

However fellow English Luke Donald, and a past Heritage winner, along with Ross Fisher, Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton were cut from the event.

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