Lee Westwood knows it isn't always best to go for the flags at Augusta National. Westwood, the world's No. 2-ranked player, said he has come to understand it takes patience to play the course correctly. It's about discipline and sometimes playing away from the flag and being happy with a 25- or 30-foot putt up the hill.
There has been too much time between majors for Lee Westwood, who keeps flirting with that elusive first major title. His streak of playing in 17 consecutive major championships ended at August's PGA Championship, and it has been nearly nine months since Westwood played in a major.
If anyone was suited to offer words of encouragement to Lee Westwood on Sunday after he lost the final-round lead at the Masters, it was the man who usurped him, Phil Mickelson.
When Lee Westwood headed to the scoring hut to sign off on another close call in a major championship, he got a bit of advice from someone who's done that many times.
The roars showed up a day early and rattled what was left of the pollen from the pines at Augusta National Golf Club. Who knows what kind of encore is in store for today's final round of the 74th Masters Tournament?
Lee Westwood heard the ground-shaking roars for just about everyone but him on a Saturday that sounded an awful lot like Sunday at the Masters.
Gentlemen, please, it's time. The traditional last call of the British pubs might rattle through the pines of Augusta National Golf Club this weekend.
Lee Westwood famously ripped Augusta National Golf Club's high level of difficulty after two disappointing rounds in the 2007 Masters Tournament.
Lee Westwood spoke to the press following his three-under 69 in the second round to tie for the lead of The Masters.
After 10 starts in the Masters Tournament, England's Lee Westwood says he is finally getting used to playing Augusta National Golf Club.