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Englishman unhappy at severity of Le Golf National course

Last Updated: 06/07/12 6:01pm

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Ian Poulter in action during the second round of the French Open at Le Golf National

Ian Poulter in action during the second round of the French Open at Le Golf National

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Ian Poulter hit out at the set-up of the course for this week's French Open, despite keeping his title hopes alive with a second-round 69.

The Englishman improved on his opening score of 72 to move to one-under for the tournament at the halfway point, which is being held at Le Golf National near Paris.

"Paris National is a magnificent course, but they have got the set-up completely wrong," the Ryder Cup star told Sky Sports.

"I'm amazed how they have brought in pretty much every fairway. They've made it too tough."

Tournament director David Probyn said there had been hardly any change in the fairway widths from previous years, but the rough was up following the wettest June for 60 years.

"It's tougher than we would like it to be, but I think the targets are still there to hit," he stated.

Le Golf National has been chosen to host the Ryder Cup in 2018.

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