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Month: February 2013

Lee Westwood relishing new start

Lee Westwood relishing new start

He has hired a new caddie for himself, as well bought a home in the United States of America and English golfer Lee Westwood hopes these subtle changes translates into wins on the golf course this year, starting with the Dubai Desert Classic which begins on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates.

Westwood decided to sever ties with long term coach Pete Cowen as well as his temporary caddy Mike Waite after he missed the cut at the US PGA Championship in 2012 and hired Mike Kerr, who was usually with the bag for Alvaro Quiros as his new caddie.
The Englishman also shifted bases from England to the state of Florida on a more permanent basis with his family after rejoining the US PGA Tour last year as well.

And according to Lee Westwood, the move to Florida has helped him a lot with the fact that it has allowed him the scope to hit more balls in the off season than he has managed in the past and was seen hitting the ball with fellow Englishman and good friend Luke Donald last week.

According to the Englishman, he feels that his move to Florida has him hitting the turf running and added that the practice has seen his short game and putting has seen the most improvement and he hopes that he will be able to compete more this year. He went on to state how some of the players have been struggling to find a competitive edge this year and he feels that he will have a chance if he is playing well.

Lee Westwood, who will turn 40 years old this year, feels that the time was right to make the move to the United States and his move to the PGA Tour is also something that was important.