Poulter Backs Westwood
By Torleif Sorenson on 7/23/13
Lee Westwood may have missed out at another major championship, but one of his countrymen is convinced that Westwood still has what it takes to win a major.
Specifically, Ian Poulter said this:
"Lee has plenty more years left. If he keeps putting himself in position he is going to be able to get his hands on one of them for sure. He is too good a player not to. The pressure is there so that every time he gets himself in position it is difficult because everyone wants him to win and he wants to win even more. There's a lot of pressure he puts on himself.After a short bit of analysis, this writer is convinced that Ian Poulter is correct.
I may have been wrong about Nathan breaking 70 on Sunday, but I'm reasonably certain, based on Westwood's performances and statistics, that he will win a major before turning 50.
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"that he will will a major before turning 50"
I think if he could will it, he would have already won one.
As Rich Lerner said during Live From Muirfield last week, "Majors aren't conferred. They're earned." It's a shame Westy stalled Sunday. I really wanted him to win.
I was hoping he won too so I can sell his autograph hat that I won lol
He seems to be a streaky putter. I think if he can get on a roll, he'll be able to take one, or he might just back into one when the leader falters and he's already in the clubhouse.
Either way, I think Poulter is going to get one before him.
Matt Otskey says:
I don't believe Lee will ever win a major. He will always make a crucial mistake on Sunday. In the 13 majors since 2009 that he finished T-15 or better, his average Sunday score is 71.2 with only one of those 13 rounds being in the 60's (68 at 2011 PGA Championship). Bottom line is you need to play well on Sunday to win a major. So far, he has failed to do so.
From his interviews he seems to be a really good guy, but from his play he seems to lack that special "it" factor that could get him over the top. I think too many players these days may have "it", including Poulter.
joe jones says:
I sure hope you are right about him winning. We already have one great player from the kingdom that never won a major (Colin Montgomery)so we don't need another one. His short putting under pressure has always been a problem. Ge is such a fine ball striker if he has one good tournament where he putts well he should be able to do it.
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