A number of golfers on the PGA tour have decided to make the Sunshine State their home, but all that sun is having an adverse effect on Lee Westwood’s’ game. The 40-year-old hasn’t won a tournament since moving to Florida.
Yet, Westwood feels he’s made some major improvements to his short game in spite of the drought. But, a string of costly mistakes has prevented him from adding another to his belt of 40 victories worldwide. In last week’s WGC-HSBC Championship in Shanghai, Westwood finished 23 shots back of winner Dustin Johnson; and effort Westwood attributed to a lapse in concentration.
although Westwood has been making a lot of birdies, he's watched his ranking plummet to 23 in the world, mostly due to a series of costly mistakes: Triple and double bogeys on holes that are considered easy holes. I don't think anyone needs to tell Westwood that bogeys can annihilate a good score card no matter how many birdies you make.
This week, Westwood will have a chance to see if all his hard work will pay off as he tees it up at the next-to-the last tourney on the European circuit. If he’s to be victorious, he’ll have to face down some tough competition in Stenson, McDowell, Rose, and Poulter.