Westwood loses hope at British Open

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 17, 2012
Lee Westwood needed a fast start and some nasty weather to move into contention at the British Open. He got neither. Not even playing alongside golfing great Tom Watson could inspire Westwood as the No. 3-ranked player struggled to 1-over 71 in glorious morning conditions at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, for 4-over 214. It's been a disappointing week for Westwood, who was heavily tipped to end his major drought here. Setting out in the second grouping, his malaise continued in the third round when he bogeyed three of the first six holes. Westwood says he's ''not hitting the ball great ... nothing's been that good this week.'' The U.S. PGA Championship at Kiawah Island will be his next opportunity to win a major at the 60th time of asking.
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