Lee Westwood found himself in pretty good position on Saturday at The Players Championship, sitting at 9-under, just two strokes back of leader Sergio Garcia, to start the 3rd round. Then that happened. Westwood had a terrible lie on the first hole, with the ball resting between the edge of the rough and a patch of pine needles, with a tree inhibiting his backswing. But the man is...
In the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship Lee Westwood completely misses the ball. Not sure if i’ve ever see this with any pro golfer? I’d probably pretend I was hurt as well.-TO
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Golf is a really, really difficult game.But that is no excuse for Lee Westwood in The Players Championship on Saturday. Westwood came up empty on a swing on the first hole and proceeded to play it off as calmly and nonchalantly as possible.In his defense, he does appear to hit part of the tree on his backstroke, but whiffing altogether is a rare spectacle in the pro circuit.Let us...
It’s not often you see a professional golfer whiff on a shot during a big time tournament, but that is exactly what Lee Westwood did here. Westwood was pinned up against a tree on the 1st hole of the 3rd round of The Players Championship when he whiffed on his shot. The whiff led to a double-bogey and a pretty embarrassing start.
In Westwood’s defense, you can clearly see...
My game and Lee Westwood's now has something in common. Now I have not been on the tour like he has since 1993. I don't have any professional wins; he has 39.
But when I play I do swing and miss a whole lot--like Lee did during on the first hole of the third round at The Players Championship.
SWING AND A MISS
Video: Misses the ball by quite a bit.
Lee Westwood did his best to make casual golfers all over the world feel better about themselves today. During the third round of The Players Championship Lee had a very difficult lie for his second shot on the first hole. Lee proceeded to completely whiff on an attempt to hit the ball. Lee ended up with a double bogey the hole.
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