Golf: Off-form Westwood splits with coach

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Lee Westwood has split with his coach Sean Foley in a bid to rediscover his best form and rise up the world rankings again in 2014.

The 40-year-old, who had been working with Foley since just before last summer’s Open Championship, has decided to dispense with his services ahead of what he hopes will be an improved spring and summer period.

The Englishman’s form has dipped alarmingly in the past 12 months and he is currently down at number 33 in the world.

And he has revealed he will not be working with Foley any more as he aims to compete again with the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in the future.

“I just wanted to work on swing positions and stuff like that a bit more,” he told GolfWeek. “I didn’t feel like Sean coached like that, so it didn’t really fit what I wanted to do.

“I felt like I had the game that got me to world number one,” he added. “And I was working on stuff that I didn’t work on back then, so it made sense to go back to what I was working on before.”

Westwood says he has “things in the pipeline” as he looks for a new coach and he will hope the change will allow him to make an impact in the upcoming big tournaments over the next few months.

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