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Lee Westwood very keen not to exaggerate things before The Masters

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.

He added that he has played eighteen holes on Sunday afternoon and he would probably play eighteen on Monday, but after that he would cut it back to 9 on Tuesday and then maybe only 4, 5 or 6 holes on Wednesday and after that the par-3 event that he always love to do.