After unmemorable performances in Abu Dhabi Lee Westwood, the third ranked golfer and 4th ranked Martin Kaymer are looking forward to get their new season back on track with some solid performances at the Qatar Masters event.
They have taken one of the most intriguing courses on the European Tour’s desert swing to do it. The Doha Golf Club is quite popular for its windy conditions and this season it is going to be the same. According to forecasts, wind may reach up to twenty miles per hour.
Lee struggled at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and ended in a tie for seventeenth. A painful shoulder didn’t help and, unable to master the greens, the English golfer was even par after 2 rounds. He began to play much better, including a 4-under 68 in the 3rd round, but by then any thoughts of a title challenge were gone. He ended 7 shots behind Robert Rock, the eventual winner.
Lee said that he had a few issues to come to terms with. He had been working on his fitness recently and he has not played much coming into Abu Dhabi. He did not hole as many putts or find the greens there, and also found it quite difficult to read he told the Tony Valentine – Ping Golf website.
A disappointed Westwood admitted that his performance was a nice one and he was not feeling good about his game, even though he finished last season strongly. In December, he grabbed the Thailand Golf Championship and few weeks earlier, the Nedbank Challenge.
Westwood had a 3rd round score of 62 at Nedbank and unfolded Thailand with 60 which is the lowest of his golfing career and after that a 64 to defeat Charl Schwartzel by 7 strokes.