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It’s not often you see a professional golfer whiff on a shot during a big time tournament, but that is exactly what Lee Westwood did here. Westwood was pinned up against a tree on the 1st hole of the 3rd round of The Players Championship when he whiffed on his shot. The whiff led to a double-bogey and a pretty embarrassing start.
In Westwood’s defense, you can clearly see during the slow motion replay that he dropped his hands on the swing and clipped the tree on his downswing, throwing off his swing and causing the whiff. Unfortunately for Westwood, that still counts as a stroke, as much as he would like to say it was a practice swing.
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Video: Misses the ball by quite a bit.
Lee Westwood found himself in pretty good position on Saturday at The Players Championship, sitting at 9-under, just two strokes back of leader Sergio Garcia, to start the 3rd round. Then that happened. Westwood had a terrible lie on the first hole, with the ball resting between the edge of the rough and a patch of pine needles, with a tree inhibiting his backswing. But the man is...
My game and Lee Westwood's now has something in common. Now I have not been on the tour like he has since 1993. I don't have any professional wins; he has 39.
But when I play I do swing and miss a whole lot--like Lee did during on the first hole of the third round at The Players Championship.
Golf is a really, really difficult game.But that is no excuse for Lee Westwood in The Players Championship on Saturday. Westwood came up empty on a swing on the first hole and proceeded to play it off as calmly and nonchalantly as possible.In his defense, he does appear to hit part of the tree on his backstroke, but whiffing altogether is a rare spectacle in the pro circuit.Let us...
Lee Westwood did his best to make casual golfers all over the world feel better about themselves today. During the third round of The Players Championship Lee had a very difficult lie for his second shot on the first hole. Lee proceeded to completely whiff on an attempt to hit the ball. Lee ended up with a double bogey the hole.
[Eye on Golf]
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Well, I could’ve done that.
In 3rd round action at the 2013 Players Championship, Lee Westwood attempted a shot on the edge of the grass with his back pressed up against a tree. Westwood did something, I don’t remember seeing a professional golfer do – he whiffed.
On the replay, you can see his club hit the tree on the downswing which caused him to swing over top of the golf...