Ian Poulter can’t see anyone beating Jordan Spieth to that Masters green jacket as he moves towards the back nine with a five-shot lead.
The reigning Masters champion has been top of the leaderboard at the end of the first three days of golf at the first major of the season.
He went into the day with a one-shot lead and that’s been extended as Rory McIlroy, Bernhard Langer and Hideki Matsuyama all fell out of the race.
Now he sits five shots in front of Danny Willett as he approaches the back nine – and Poulter believes he’ll hold on to get back-to-back green jackets following his victory last year:
Just can't see anyone beating @JordanSpieth, but if they do I can't wait to see the run they will make on this back 9.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) April 10, 2016
He makes a fair point about what someone would need to do if they were to recover that lead and win – and it would probably look something like the back nine from Matthew Fitzpatrick in his final round.
The Englishman ended the day at evens after shooting a 67 with the help of four birdies in the last five holes.
If someone can produce a run into the clubhouse like that then they might just find themselves alongside or ahead of Spieth at the top of the leaderboard.
Poulter is at home watching the climax of the tournament after finishing up 12 over for the weekend.