Westwood unsure of game

Lee WestwoodFormer world number one Lee Westwood (50/1- Tournament Outright) has admitted he “doesn’t know where his game is at right now” as the Englishman goes in search of a first major title at Royal Liverpool.

The 41-year-old has endured a difficult spell of form since claiming the Maybank Malaysian Open back in April, following the victory up with a tie for 35th at the BMW PGA Championship.

Consecutive missed cuts in the US Open and Scottish Open most recently have led to serious doubts as to whether Westwood will be able to challenge at Royal Liverpool on Thursday.

The six-time Ryder Cup winner is arguably one of the best players around to have not won a major tournament having finished second at the Masters and The Open, with a third place finish obtained in the US Open and PGA Championship.

Westwood is not seen as one of the early favourites to take The Open title this week and the Englishman has admitted it would be nice just to start hitting some shots well.

“I would say the spark is not there at the moment. If I could start hitting it, that would be nice,” he said.

“You can’t contend when you’re hitting it like I am. I haven’t hit it very good for two or three months.”

Westwood’s compatriot Justin Rose looks in perfect shape to make a charge for the Open Championship after warming up for the major with victory in the Scottish Open.

The 2013 US Open champion is 14/1 to lift the trophy on Sunday whilst Australian Adam Scott is the early market leader at a price of 12/1.

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