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Lee Westwood was addressing a birdie putt on the ninth green when a child starting crying in the packed stand just behind him.
It seemed like everyone on and around the putting surface looked up, or squirmed.
The Englishman didn't even flinch as he rolled in a fifth birdie of his second round en route to briefly taking a share of the lead at the British Open on Friday.
Westwood's woes on the greens have been the main reason why he remains without a major at the age of 40. But moving to the United States - and hiring former Open champion Ian Baker-Finch as his putting coach - has resulted in his major weakness being rectified.
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Lee Westwood is one round of golf away from capturing his first career major following a 72 on Saturday in the third round of the British Open. Westwood trailed by a stoke entering the third round and spent much of the day even with Tiger Woods for the lead. Westwood has opened up a two-stroke [...]
While Phil Mickelson was hoisting the claret jug on the 18th green to roars and applause, Lee Westwood was about 40 yards away in the corner of a press tent, explaining how yet another major championship got away from him.
''I wanted to be there on the 18th green right now, that's pretty obvious,'' Westwood said, briefly turning his eyes to a nearby TV screen...
Another sunny day along the Scottish coast. Another perilous test on the links of Muirfield.
Not that it was bothering Lee Westwood.
The 40-year-old Englishman surged up the leaderboard at the British Open on Friday, putting up a blistering 5-under 31 on the front side to climb within one shot of first-round leader Zach Johnson.
Westwood, who opened with a 1-over 72, started the...
Tiger Woods is just two shots back from Open Championship leader Lee Westwood heading into Sunday’s final at Muirfield. Westwood finished Saturday at 1-under putting him two strokes ahead of Hunter Mahan and Woods. Westwood will play in the final group with Mahan, while Woods
One of the cruelest realities in sports is that you can be one of the best in the world and still be considered a loser.
To name a few, Chris Webber, the Buffalo Bills, LeBron James and Phil Mickelson have all experienced this phenomenon at one point or another.
And now the "successful loser" du jour is Lee Westwood, the English golfer who has finished in the top three...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist They urged him along - in the proper British manner, of course - as Lee Westwood gingerly made his way Friday around the baked links of Muirfield. Nothing to get overly excited about, because it was only the second round of the British Open and this, after all, was an act they had seen before.
Westwood didn't seem terribly...
He's not the same Tiger.
That much was clear after a dramatic Saturday at Muirfield when Tiger Woods took the lead at the 142nd Open championship, but instead of doing what he used to and stepping on throats, he stepped on his own shoelaces.
It's certainly far from over for Woods, but he'll now need to beat not just Lee Westwood and, among others, Adam Scott and Hunter...
As Tiger Woods was waiting for a Lee Westwood chip on the 16th hole during the 3rd Round of the British Open, the camera caught three fans in the gallery that were wearing animal masks.
Eagle, Elephant, and Tiger masks to be exact.
How do you drink a beer through one of those things?
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Tiger Woods was actually having a pretty good day, though the fans lining the seventh hole might have thought otherwise. They had the misfortune of having to listen as he unleashed a string of loud expletives directed at himself and a ball that bounced over the green into the rough.
Hardly the way a gentleman golfer at the...
The Open Championship is set for an amazing finish. The top of the leader board is littered with Major champions but sitting in first is probably the best player not to own one.
Lee Westwood played a great round on Saturday and is looking to continue the momentum fellow countrymen Justin Rose and tennis star Andy Murray have going for England. It’s almost like the Year of the...