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Lee Westwood provides quote of the week

Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:09 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 12:21 pm
 
Lee Westwood smiles on his way to a second round win. (Getty Images)

By Shane Bacon

One of the best things Twitter has shown us over the last two or three years is just how much fun a lot of the European PGA Tour players have. They poke fun at just about anyone (themselves included), and will jump on people way earlier than even critics would. 

One of the best at this? Lee Westwood, who has played some of the best golf of his career the last two years but is still haunted by an inability to claim that first major championship. Westwood is playing at the Accenture this week, an event he has never found himself out of the first round until his win on Wednesday, and while still alive heading into Friday, gave the world the golf quote of 2012 so far. 

Westwood had a horse racing in Dubai, and when asked how it finished, dropped this gem.

Via the AP ...

“I had a horse running in Dubai about an hour before I teed off," Westwood said. "Rerouted. It's a good horse, just doesn't win. At least it came in second, which I can sympathize with to a certain extent."

That’s good stuff, Lee. Westwood takes on Nick Watney this Friday at the match play. 

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Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:56 pm
 

Lee Westwood provides quote of the week

THAT is the best (golf) quote of the year?  It's not even the best quote of the minute. 




Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:55 am
 

Lee Westwood provides quote of the week

That's unique.  Gimmie and Teres back to back. The two guys fighting for the lead position in Woods ring.
Followed immediately by a recital from the Skin Flute Ensemble, no surprise there. 



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 2:09 am
 

Lee Westwood provides quote of the week

What is all this noise?  The Europeeons have personalities and the PGA Tour doesn't?  Boo Weekly?  John Daly? Ricker Fowler?  Tommy "2-gloves" Gainey,  Cookie Cutter?  WHo are the "characters" on the Europeeon side? 



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:08 pm
 

Lee Westwood provides quote of the week

That's unique.  Gimmie and Teres back to back. The two guys fighting for the lead position in Woods ring. 



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:47 pm
 

Lee Westwood provides quote of the week

Always dangerous to generalize too much, look at Luke Donald or Martin Kaymer. The individuality you're seeing might be more due to the "Euros" coming from many different cultures in Europe, compared with more of a sameness across NA, or at least the "white NA" that comprises most of the US players.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Lee Westwood provides quote of the week

Westwood might be up to number one in the "golfer who would be the most fun to have a few beers with" rankings.  He's funny and never seems to take himself as seriously off of the course as a lot of the tour players do.  

When we're looking for "reasons" that US players are routinely beaten in majors and Ryder Cups by Europeans, maybe personalities are a big part of it.  The US tour seems to encourage cookie-cutter behavior from its players.  For the most part, everyone dresses the same, says the same things, and works really hard to be politically correct and not offend anyone.  It does seem to be the result of standard country club upbringing.  
 
OTOH, the Euros seem to remember, deep down, that they are being paid to play a game.  Many of them come from middle or working-class roots, and seem to be a lot more grateful for their lots in life than their US counterparts.  They also seem to have much more distinct personalities than their US counterparts. 

I have no idea what this means on the course, but it seems to me that a player who doesn't have a stick lodged firmly between his glutes has a distinct advantage over one who does.

 


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