Lee Westwood has stated that he is taking it firm in practice before the Masters as he does not desire to be burnt out when the event gets started on Thursday.
The forty-two year old Brit is set to make his seventeenth appearance at the Augusta National and he thinks that this is very important not to bloom too soon before the first major of the year.
Lee, whose best end in Masters was in the year 2010 when he came 2nd, is also practicing without the guidance of a swing coach as he does not want to fiddle with his game at this level of the build-up. He stated that he believes that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday leading up to Masters is not the time to think about your swing.
One have to be focused more on the tournament itself, so he has eased off on the coaching a little bit close to events. Thursday could come around – mainly this tournament – and you can be a little bit burnt out.
While Masters champ Jordan Spieth is ready to compete with world # 1 Rory McIlroy yet he insists that the Northern Irishmen is still in best order & the American has to work real hard to match up to his stature.
Spieth, who captured the winner’s title at Augusta 2015, is seeded 2nd behind Rory at Cadillac WGC Matchplay that was hosted at San Francisco.
If the seedings stay firm, Spieth would have the change to get head-to-head with Rory for the 1st time ever in the finale- an encounter Spieth is looking forward to and is positive to enjoy.
Asked whether he thinks himself in the similar section as 4-time Major champ Rory, he said-
“I think? Yes I still feel that I have to cross a lengthy way to match up to his bracket.”
“I feel that I am on with a great start yet I cannot compare what I have done to the things that he has done over the years. Definitely he has got further years ahead but to ensure a good rivalry, we would have to contend against one another at highest level consistently. That has not occurred yet.” (more…)
English golfer Lee Westwood knows newly appointed Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke well enough to say that his friend will continue the tradition of bringing glory to the team since the turn of the century.
The two formed one of the best partnerships in the history of the Ryder Cup, and having known each other inside for quite a long time, Westwood is convinced that his friend will make a very successful captain. Such has been the dominance of the European team at the Ryder Cup since the turn of the century that Team US has begun to copy its template of leadership, which is itself fashioned on the old Liverpool boot room style.
Westwood says that the team has a lot of camaraderie and equality from top to bottom and Clarke knows the system inside out. According to Lee Westwood, Clarke has been around the team for so long, five times as a player and twice as an assistant that he knows how the intricate system works better than most.
However, the Englishman knows every captain is different and Clarke will be his own man in the Ryder Cup. The former world number one added that he will add a twist to the captaincy and in that; he will be an emotional captain in the mould of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal. (more…)