The third-ranked Englishman was at 12 under after playing with a new set of irons ahead of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco next week.
Despite only winning one tournament this season, Luke Donald continues to remain the No. 1 ranked player in the world and is making a run at the FedEx Cup.
The PGA Championship is this year’s final major and without the presence of a dominant player in the field, the player with the best fortune during the week will be the most likely winner.
Sensing his opportunities are dwindling, Lee Westwood has made some to tweaks to his game as he prepares for a run at his first major championship next week at the PGA.
Lee Westwood is one of the world’s most consistent golfers. But he’s yet post a victory in a Major. The Open Championship could be his first.
Notes from the world of golf. Ryan Moore plays with misaligned clubs. Erik Compton gets to the Tour after two heart attacks. Brits occupy the first three spots in the World Rankings.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Lee Westwood had Saturday’s low round. The USGA moved up tees to make holes a little easier. Las Vegas is betting on McIlroy finishing on top.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy shot an impressive first-round 65. Many players found the opening 199-yard, par-3 10th hole a little daunting. Congressional is the second longest course in U.S. Open history.
Dan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Hale Irwin was on hand to watch his son play. The top-three ranked players were the featured pairing on the first three days. President Obama, VP Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and Ohio governor John Kasich tee off at Andrews Air Force base on Saturday.
Lee Westwood has never won a major tournament, but he’s been the most consistent contender the past few years. He ranks number 2 in the world, and a solid case can be made for him as a number 1.