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Ian Poulter turns back Luke Donald

Updated: May 22, 2011, 4:07 PM ET
Associated Press

CASARES, Spain -- Ian Poulter denied Luke Donald the top spot in the world golf rankings Sunday, beating his fellow Englishman 2 and 1 in the final of the World Match Play Championship to claim his first title of 2011.

The second-ranked Donald could have risen to No. 1 for the first time, supplanting compatriot Lee Westwood if he'd won the tournament in Andalusia, but he failed to find the consistent form that swept him to the final.

Poulter, who ousted Westwood in the last 16, was ...

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