Westwood to stick with long putter
11 Apr 2011 - 18:30:18
Lee Westwood is on the search for a longer belly putter after a week at The Masters that "makes me feel like pulling my hair out".
The world number two and last year's runner-up switched clubs for the final round and came home in 11th place.
"I felt a little bit more comfortable, so I think I'll carry on with the belly putter - maybe find one that fits a little bit better," said Westwood. "But I don't see any future in the short one for the near future."
Inevitably, Westwood was also asked about stablemate Rory McIlroy's crash, especially his triple-bogey seven on the 10th when one in front.
"I've played with Rory a lot. When he gets under a bit of pressure he does have a pull hook in his bag," said Westwood.
Meanwhile, England's Luke Donald, back to world number three after finishing fourth at Augusta, has spared a thought for Ryder Cup team-mate McIlroy.
"It's tough - my heart goes out to him," said Donald. "He's a young player. He'll bounce back, I'm sure. He's great and has got a great future ahead of him, but he's just got to take the learning experience from this and try to get better.
"It's never easy to lead from the front and when I saw he made triple on 10 and backed it up with a couple more tough holes (bogey on 11, double bogey on 12 after four-putting) my heart went out to him."