Ian Poulter ready to dig in and climb back up the world rankings

Ian Poulter believes the time has come to start climbing back up the world rankings after slipping to 67th place following a poor run of form.

The Englishman, who turned 40 in January, has endured a difficult winter as his mother continues her recovery from a life-threatening aneurysm suffered last October.

Poulter told the Daily Mail: "It's certainly been a very difficult seven months with an awful lot happening.