Still time for a Westwood Major?
Following on from a great performance in Abu Dhabi by the former world number 1, Lee Westwood is in some the best form of his career
The man who has won on the European Tour in 4 different decades and represented Europe at multiple Ryder Cups still possess the talent required to play at the very top of the game. Added on to that the experience Lee has gained and the composure he posses still makes him threat every time he tees the ball up at any event
Having won in Sun City at the back end of 2018 it has galvanised the 46 year old in to believing he can still compete on this stage having admitted when he won in Sun City he wasn’t sure if he could still win.
With confidence gained and a solid 2019 season behind him, Lee has made the best possible start with victory in the desert for 2020 but he is not letting himself get carried away with what might be possible this season despite seeing off a high class field that included current world number 1 Brooks Koepka
His demeanour in the final round gave the impression of a man in almost total control of his game; the only shot dropped on the back nine was a three putt from the left fringe of the 16th green. Lee is all too aware of this weakness of his game but it is also an area he has greatly improved on over the years to add the great ball striking that has made him one of the game’s best over the years
With this new found form few would bet against the current race to Dubai leader earning a spot at this year’s Ryder Cup in Whistling Straights. Having all of Lee’s experience in the toughest battle in golf will be a huge asset for Europe as they look to retain the Cup they won in France back in 2018
For a man that has had so many near misses on golf’s grandest stage it would be a major shame if he was not allowed at least one more chance to get that first major title