Poulter back to defend Singapore Open title

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Briton Ian Poulter will defend his Singapore Open title next month, organizers of the $6 million event said on Wednesday.

The co-sanctioned Asian and European Tour event at the Sentosa Golf Club offers $1 million to the winner and is the joint richest event on the European Tour outside of the majors and the World Golf Championships.

“It is terrific news that Ian Poulter, a big crowd favorite, will be returning to Sentosa Golf Club to defend his ... Singapore Open title,” Robert Morrice, chairman & CEO Asia Pacific of the title sponsors Barclays, said in a media release.

“His win last year is still fresh in the memory and given his form in the Ryder Cup I am sure he will be challenging for the trophy again this time.”

Also taking part in the November 11-14 event are the year’s four major winners -- Masters champion Phil Mickelson, U.S. Open holder Graeme McDowell, U.S. PGA winner Martin Kaymer of Germany and British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.