Westwood Shares Lead In WGC

After the first round of the World Golf Championships, which is taking place in Mexico, the player Lee Westwood is in the lead with six-way tie.

The player on the course was expected to be the leader overnight, but bogeyed the two holes (which were final) to end with a round of 67.

The player is joined on four under by Americans Phil Mickelson, compatriot Ross Fisher, Spain’s Jon Rahm Ryan Moore and Jimmy Walker.

Rory McIlroy after 68 is a shot further back.

After recovering from the rib injury, he is coming for his first tournament. It was the long gap of almost seven weeks. McIlroy made par on 14 holes, hitting one eagle, two birdies and one bogey in a solid round.

Talking about the performance of Westwood in the first round of the event then he was uneven in his scoring. In his first 16 holes he made eight birdies and before that he had back-to-back bogeys to add to two others earlier in his round. (more…)

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The next few days will see Thomas Bjorn named the captain of the Europe Ryder Cup team, and handed the task of reclaiming the Ryder Cup from the US in 2018 at Paris.

It is understood that the Dane has been said to be the unanimous choice among the five-man selection committee. This is despite the merits the other candidates such as Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paul Lawrie possess.

It became probable that Bjorn would get the nod when Padraig Harrington and Lee Westwood signified their intention to enter the Le Golf National both as players.

Bjorn has won 21 times all across the world and has appeared on three times, while acting as an assistant on four different occasions, including at Hazeltine where he assisted Darren Clarke in September. That was the only time he ever got in a defeat.

The 45-year old is a highly respected character on the European Tour and has served in the last nine years as the chairman of the Tournament Players Committee. This puts him in the forefront to know most of the players, both the young players coming through, as well as the veterans. (more…)

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Rory Grouped With 3 Americans At WGC Match Play

World # 1 golfer Rory has been reportedly teamed with 3 high rated American golfers for Cadillac WGC Match Play that is to be held at San Francisco.

The grouping was decided by a draw that put the Northern Irishman against the reigning FedExCup champ Billy Horschel, along with Brandt Snedeker (7-times PGA champ) & major champ Jason Dufner under round-robin play for the championship to be starting at Harding Park TPC.

The WGC Match Play event, the very first of elite 4 WGC events in 2015, was a famous knockout championship since its foray in the year 1999 till 2014. It implied that grand players were sent for packing on first day.

However, the very format has received a tweak this year with the effort to provide the top seeds good chances to recover from one poor match.

Jordan Spieth, the Masters champion & the 2nd seed in ground of 64, drew Lee Westwood of England, Matt Every of America & Mikko Ilonen from Finland.

Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia, the 10th seed, has been put into a pan-European grouping that consists of Bernd Wiesberger, Jamie Donaldson & Tommy Fleetwood. (more…)

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Lee Westwood – Best Professional Golfer

Lee Westwood is an English professional golfer who is a member of the US PGA Tour and the European Tour where he stands at joint eighth in terms of events won in the all time list with 23 titles. Westwood is one of the most consistent players on the Tour and is one of a very select few to have a tournament in all the major continents of the world.

A former world number one, Westwood is considered as one of the greatest players never to have won a major title in his long career.

Born in Nottinghamshire, Westwood played all kinds of sports during his childhood, including cricket, football and rugby but it was golf that interested him the most. Westwood had a much later start in the sport than many of his peers, picking up his first golf club when he was 13 years old. However, less than two years later, he became the junior champion in his county and went on to win his first amateur title in 1990. After winning the British Youth Championship in 1993, Lee Westwood turned professional. (more…)

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Lee Westwood Hones His Chipping At Celtic Manor

The Englishman Lee Westwood has been working as hard as possible to get be back in the pink of shape and the best weight to fight. He has been warming up for Gleneagles. He has been shaping up for dress rehearsal of Ryder Cup in Wales Open at Celtic Manor.

The European captain has been lately fearing that the American players would have some mighty punches, but with Lee Westwood just back he feels much stronger. Lee has always believed that practice makes a man perfect and is hoping that his practice would prove worthy.

Westwood is among the four players of Paul’ team at the Wales Open. Lee seems to be all geared up after his 3 weeks of active preparation for his 9th appearance at the Ryder Cup. When asked about what he had done three weeks at home, he has answered mockingly that he was vanishing. He has told about the intense gyming sessions he had taken up to lose the 23lbs he has lost. He had been doing cardio in the morning everyday and weights during the afternoon. He has also told that he had kept himself away from alcohol completely and has been strict on his diet too.

Paul has been very happy with Westwood and has told that it was always expected out of Lee to have such a comeback. There might have been doubts and questions seeing Lee’s form during the summer and the cuts that he missed but Paul has been constantly confident. Paul has been very ecstatic since Lee decided to do the tournament.

Lee has reportedly told that Wales Open was the perfect start for him before the Ryder Cup scheduled. He was happy to play at Gleneagles as ironically it was the very place he had won the last time his Ryder Cup title. He thinks that it all made complete sense to him and he felt great mentally.

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