Wednesday 22 November 2017

Westwood's ryder dream

GOLF: Lee Westwood is looking forward to working under his seventh different Ryder Cup captain as he dreams of being handed the honour himself one day, writes Tim Clement.

Colin Montgomerie will be at the helm as Europe look to wrestle the trophy back from the USA at Celtic Manor in October and Europe's No 1 is relishing the chance to see what the Scot brings to the role he hopes to fill in the future.

"I'd love to be the captain one day. It's a massive honour and very few people get to do it." Westwood said. "I've got a lot of experience playing in the Ryder Cup and a lot of experience of different captains so I should be able to look back and know what to do and what not to."

The 37-year-old, who could become world No 1 if he wins next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, believes the Scot has put together the perfect combination of assistant coaches, having recently added Ireland's Darren Clarke to Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn.

"I think all the assistant captains bring something," Westwood said. "Darren has always been a big personality in the team, Thomas Bjorn has experience of being vice-captain to Bernhard Langer and Paul McGinley has won the Ryder Cup too."

Irish Independent

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