Lee Westwood is ready for the Masters. He may be a player some now look up to for advice, he was quick to make it clear that even after 20 years, he still makes the most of opportunities to learn from his peers.
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“You learn more about the golf course when you play it competitively rather than having practice rounds.
I picked a lot of people’s brains,” said Westwood. “Nick Price was very helpful for me when I came here the first time. I think I had a practice round with Seve and Ollie; most of the Europeans tended to because they were successful around here.
Nick Faldo’s brain you would pick, Bernhard Langer’s. “And even last year, I’m always trying to learn. I had a few holes with Sandy Lyle, and we were talking about the different ways of playing. Yesterday with Woosie, I played nine holes with him, and he gives little nuggets of advice on where to hit shots and how to hit shots and how to place certain shots.
“The game of golf, you’re always — you never know everything about the game of golf. You’re always learning, and even more so around Augusta.” Before winning 15 major titles, Tiger Woods was the individual national champion while representing Stanford at the 1996 NCAA tournament.
He also won three straight U.S. Amateur titles, the last two of which came when he was enrolled at the school. Two weeks ago, the 15-time major champion announced he is back home and continuing his recovery. “Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery.
I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks”. On Saturday night, he made his second public comment following his accident. He congratulated Tsubasa Kajitani, who one the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in a playoff.
“Congrats to Tsubasa Kajitani on winning the @anwagolf with an amazing playoff finish. Enjoy the special moment, and good luck to all of the kids tomorrow in the @DriveChipPutt”, Woods said.