Poulter relishing HK defence


Ian Poulter will defend his UBS Hong Kong Open crown in December keen to repeat last year’s scintillating showing but aware serious challengers await, including one of golf’s youngest stars. Poulter, who carded a breathtaking 10-under-par 60 in the second round on his way to victory, said he his eagerly anticipating the co-sanctioned European and Asian Tour event in one of his favourite cities. “It was a pretty easy decision to return to Hong Kong,” said the Ryder Cup hero, who took the Hong Kong title after making 22 under par overall.