Westwood hopeful of first major

14/06/2011

Lee Westwood is hopeful that when he is introduced to Open Championship hospitality guests on the first tee at Sandwich next month, he will have joined the ranks of golfers that have won a major.

The world number two believes he is in good enough form to land the title at this week's US Open, which gets underway on Thursday (June 16th), but is expecting the competition at Congressional Country Club in Maryland to be tight.

"I feel like my game is good enough," he said, adding: "If I just do a few things differently at the right times, then it'll be the difference between a second and a win."

In a highly unusual occurrence, spectators for the first round of the tournament will get the opportunity to see the world's top three golfers play together, as the draw has placed Westwood alongside world number three Martin Kaymer and rankings leader Luke Donald.

Donald secured the number one spot by beating Westwood in a playoff at the PGA Championship at Wentworth last month.

Posted by Ted Walker
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