Ian Poulter will rely on his own judgement to tackle Augusta National this week and not seek advice from former Masters champions.

Last year’s winner Charl Schwartzel sought the wisdom of six-time Green Jacket recipient Jack Nicklaus but Poulter feels such advice could have an adverse effect on his game.

“It is hard to take advice from someone with a very different game and a very different mindset to you,” he said.

“If you try to put yourself into the mindset of someone else you could potentially struggle. I’m not Jack, I’m not Nick Faldo, I’m not Seve, I’m me.”

Faldo is surprised none of his compatriots want his help but Poulter believes players are fearful of advice from someone who plays the game differently.

“You’d get the Nick Faldo way of doing it. It worked for him at the time but it might not work now,” he said.

“It’s all very well asking Jack how to play the course but he’s the best player ever to have swung a club. I’m not that player.”

The 36-year-old’s best finish at Augusta was tied 10th in 2010 and will be looking to become the first English Masters champion since Faldo’s third triumph in 1996.  

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