Lee Westwood insists he can't remember the last time golf stressed him out.
He concedes that his focus wavered at his first tournament after his latest near-miss at a major. But he was contending again Thursday, opening with a birdie and shooting a bogey-free, 4-under 66 that put him a stroke behind the leaders after the first round of the PGA Championship.
Westwood and David Hearn were tied for third after Jim Furyk and Adam Scott shot 65.
The 40-year-old Englishman took a two-stroke lead into the final round of the British Open last month, but he went on to shoot a 4-over 75 for a share of third place.
Back on the course at the Bridgestone Invitational last week, Westwood tied for 40th.
''I struggled to get into it,'' he said. ''I managed to get focused again this week, and I felt very calm out there and in control.''
He has finished in the top three at a major eight times in his career. Yet no matter how many times he's pressed about it, Westwood won't call that disappointi...