While Lee Westwood from England has it lucky and confident, United States Tiger Woods has taken a hard hit where he told he was there to win, unfortunately actions proved otherwise.
At the end of the first round of the 96th USPGA, the gap was just nine holes, the favor being on Westwood’s side. Rory Mcllroy is undoubtedly the favorite for the season, finishing 7 holes ahead of Westwood.
However, his finish in the 15th place has not managed to deter Westwood as he is confident his performance will suffice to guarantee a ticket to the European Ryder’s Cup Wildcard entry. Westwood has been heard mentioning, “I did my best and I am happy that I managed to end the first round at 15. I know this will be enough to impress and convince skipper McGinley (European skipper Paul McGinley)”, said Westwood.
“I was not in form and playing crap. It is improving, I can feel it. Last week felt like turning a corner. Club swings are not good unless they are converted into low rounds. I had that going for me. The last day was especially mentionable. I had one thing in mind, carry the momentum into the course and not do anything impulsive. I began by keeping the practice rounds low-key and succeeded by making nine birdies happen. I hope I can play this well again,” Westwood said on being asked what he thought about his first round performance.
Westwood completely wooed crowds by displaying a flying start bagging a superb 65, that mentionable included a double-bogey at the 1st, 10th and 25th puts. The 41 year old played 32 shots for the outward half of the course by birding his closing four holes consecutively.
“The week has been good, all that’s left is for another decent one to build up my form.”