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Ian Poulter: 'Olympics should choose matchplay game'

Poulter: 'Olympics should choose matchplay game'
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Ian Poulter wants to see more matchplay golf in the calender.

Ian Poulter believes that the 2016 Olympics in Brazil should choose matchplay golf when the sport makes its return.

The world number 28 feels that the head-to-head competition would be more entertaining and attract a wider viewing audience that the standard stroke play game. Poulter defends his Volvo World Matchplay title at Finca Cortesin this week and has urged the matchplay game to be utilised more.

"Most other sports are one-on-one and that's why I think viewers enjoy matchplay more. It's more exciting and plays out better on TV. I think matchplay would suit the Olympics better," said Poulter.

When asked how often he would like to see the matchplay involved in the golf schedule, Poulter responded: "How about every week?"

"The more we play, the better. I love the cutthroat, face-to-face nature of it and find the buzz a refreshing change from what we play week in and week out."

The Volvo World Match Play Championship gets underway on Thursday.

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