Lee Westwood who was a strong contender till before the first round of the USPGA, has shown signs that might be tumultuous.
The promising candidate and the hope of many in the UK, this English professional golfer has been unfazed by the series of bad omen from Lady Luck. Still he has managed to roar back to form with a blazing 63 in the final round at the Bridgestone Invitational (WGC) that had pocketed him a ticket to the USPGA. However this does not place him to be automatically qualified to the Ryder Cup championships and he has to enter as a wild card.
“I gave my 110% and am pretty happy with my performance. I think I have managed to impress Paul (McGinley, captain European team). I sure am confident of the wild card selection,” Westwood reportedly announced. The first day at Valhalla was eventful as Lee was in a tie however the odds were not in his favor and he ended up finishing seven shots behind season favorite, Rory Mcllroy. At the end of the week he managed barely to stay amongst the top 15.
“It was not like me to commit those mistakes, they were outright silly. People do not expect this from a professional. I still have another week to build on my mistakes and rectify my shortcomings. I do not see the Ryder Cup very distant, it is one of the most prestigious championships and I will give everything to qualify.” Lee was heard saying.
Lee can prove a strong player provided he is in form and avoids committing the same follies. “The guy has talent, his records speak. Though he is not in very good form at the moment, he sure can do wonders at the Ryder Cup,” the Euro skipper Paul McGinley said in a discreet interview to a reporter on being asked about the possible wild card entries for the Ryder Cup.