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Second LIV Golf Majesticks co-captain added to Close House line-up for International Series England

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The upcoming International Series England, to be held at Close House from August 17-20, is set to welcome former World No. 5 Ian Poulter to an already strong field.

Poulter will be joining his long-time friend and Majesticks GC co-captain Lee Westwood.

The tournament is the fifth in The International Series 2023 and the 11th on the Asian Tour. Poulter's charismatic personality and outlandish fashion sense are expected to inject some colour into the famously monochromatic city of Newcastle, where the tournament is to take place.

Poulter has previously wowed golf fans with his performance at Close House, having finished tied-11th on his last competitive visit to the course in 2017. Over the four rounds of that tournament, Poulter delivered impressive rounds of 66, 65, 68, and 70, and there's high anticipation that he will deliver similar performances this year.

The International Series England is sure to be one of the most significant golfing events of the year, featuring strong players like Poulter and Westwood and taking place on one of the most challenging courses in England. Golf fans are eagerly anticipating what promises to be a thrilling competition.

Poulter said: “I always enjoy the opportunity to tee-up on home turf and Close House is a fantastic venue where the crowds are packed with knowledgeable golf fans

“I’ve been fortunate enough to witness some of the top talents of the Asian Tour first-hand in the [LIV Golf] League, especially Andy Ogletree who stepped in for Lee in DC and turned in a 62! So, I’m looking forward to my International Series debut.”

Rahul Singh, Head of The International Series, said: “Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are the definition of global golfers – having played, and won throughout the world. They are beloved by English golf fans, and anyone attending International Series England is in for a very special week.

“The International Series now regularly welcomes titans of the game, with Patrick [Reed], Eugenio [Chacarra] and Abraham [Ancer] all competing alongside Ian [Poulter] and Lee [Westwood] this August, demonstrating the strength of the Asian Tour right now.”