Westwood 'has two years to win a major'


Golf fans who will be Open championship hospitality guests next month may hope to see Lee Westwood pick up his first major victory, as he has been warned by Colin Montgomerie that time is running out for him.

The Scot, who also failed to take home a major trophy despite a long and otherwise successful career, suggested that the next two years will be vital for the Englishman if he is to fulfil his potential.

"He is approaching that horrible age of 40 where you don't tend to improve," Montgomerie said, adding this puts pressure on Westwood, who recently lost his position as world number one to Luke Donald.

However, the Ryder Cup-winning captain added that Westwood is capable of achieving this goal, saying: "He is good enough to pull through and I hope he does - he deserves it."

Montgomerie himself is facing a struggle to make it on to the tee for the championship at Sandwich after a poor performance in one of the few remaining qualifying events earlier this month.

Posted by Liz Johnstone