Golf: Westwood looks forward to US PGA

Lee Westwood US PGA Championship

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Lee Westwood is looking to challenge at US PGA Championship and in doing so put the memories of an agonising final round at The Open behind him.

The 40-year-old failed to capitalise on his two-shot lead going into the final round at Muirfield and instead dropped off the pace after struggling to find the green on several occasions.

Westwood had to settle for third place after finding the bunkers and he had to watch as Phil Mickelson mounted his charge for Open glory.

Westwood has come close to a major on several occasions but his putting game has let him down when it really mattered.

This year’s Open showed his improvement on the greens and the Worksop-born star admits he isn’t too disappointed with the defeat.

“Yes it hurts, but I can deal with that,” Westwood told the Daily Telegraph.

“I’m having a week off then I’ll play (the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at) Akron and I’ll be ready to give it another go at the US PGA.

“I’m not going to walk around feeling sorry for myself, and I don’t want anyone else feeling sorry for me.

“I have to be strong enough to want to keep putting myself in this position, or I’ll never get the chance to finish one off.”

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