Thursday, July 7, 2011

Westwood not thinking about rankings

Lee Westwood knows that victory at this week's Scottish Open could see him regain the World Number one spot but says he has bigger things on his mind.

The Englishman heads to Castle Stuart looking to build his form ahead of next week's British Open at Royal St George's. The Worksop born star is still looking for his first Major title, finishing in the top three in five of his last seven Majors including the recent US Open in June. The Open odds suggest he can push on.

These near misses have only spurred Westwood on to bigger things and is targeting a big result this week, not only to help him back up the rankings but also to build momentum for the Open.

"If you play well this week and come out with a good result - obviously winning would be fantastic - that's momentum going into next week," Westwood said.

A top five finish would see Westwood overtake compatriot Luke Donald at the top of the standings who has decided to take a week off ahead of the Open.

Like Westwood, Donald is also on the lookout for his first Major title and has decided to spend the week practicing to hone his game ahead of the tournament in Sandwich.

He's even brought over his Chicago based coach, Pat Goss as well as performance coach Dave Alred, famous for his work with Jonny Wilkinson to help him get his game in shape in time for the third Major of the season.

"I always felt like playing links golf leading into the British Open is very important" he told reporters. "There are some golfers that don't practise that much and rely on natural ability, but I feel I have to go out there and work at it".

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