Westwood in the U.S. Open made an enthusiastic and encouraging start in his bid to follow the steps of victory of Garcia’s Masters with his own breakthrough.
Westwood went into early contention at Erin Hills with his 3-under-par. He was four shots behind from Rickie Fowler and among the morning wave tied for sixth.
“In the U.S. Open, It is a good start. I hit the ball really well and not just that, but I hit it close a few times and also put it well. This is good; a good start like this in any event gives the motivation and makes the player ready to face different challenges. It is good for the opponent as well, as they got to know about the capabilities of the player.”
Westwood hit all but two greens in regulation and all but two fairways Thursday. Presently, he a double bogey and five birdies and on his first nine.
In the majors, Westwood is at 0 for 76, but at the same time he has a number of close calls. In majors of nine times, he has finished third or better. No other player has the record that he has without winning.
Before winning the Masters in 2017 April, the scores of Garcia in the majors were 0 for 73. However, if talk about the winning of Westwood, then it would be too early to comment on that. As if now he is happy with the kind of start he has got into the event.
Speaking about this Westwood said “I believe that, if I play the same way, which I am playing now, and then surely I will have a chance. However, right now I am just focusing on my game”.