We sit down & chat with Lee Westwood about his experiences playing in The Open Championship. Lee talks about his favourite open courses and his experiences at The Open. He also gives some advice on what players at the 151st Open Championship can expect from Hoylake.

Favourite Open Championship venues?

I like St Andrews, when the Open is held there the town gets all into it, around it & excited about it. Obviously as far as golf courses are concerned I think Birkdale, Turnberry & Muirfield are probably the best golf courses.

St Andrews

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Royal Birkdale

The Clubhouse at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
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Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry
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Muirfield Deals

Memorable Open Championship moments?

❝I finished second at St Andrews in 2010, a long way behind Louis Oosthuizen, he sort of ran away with it and we were just playing for second place really.

I three putted the last at Turnberry in 2009 which was disappointing. Finished third at Muirfield in 2013, I just remember it being a very hot Open Championship that one, baked out, got firm and faster as the week went on, Phil won that one.

❝I ended up fourth at Portrush, Shane kind of ran away with that one and I think I finished fourth at Royal Troon as well in 2004 so I’ve got a few good results in The Open.

What about Royal Liverpool?

Royal Liverpool

❝The course has changed a little since I last played it, I think the 16th is now a different par three out towards the sea. I remember it being a good golf course, you’ve got to hit it straight around there and there are some tricky holes because it tends to always be a crosswind.

A good par 5 finishing hole provides excitement so yeah I think it’s a good good links test and it’s good Open Championship venue.



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Nike SQ Machspeed Black Driver
TaylorMade SIM MAX OS Graphite irons
TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Black 54 & 60
Golden Bear MTS putter

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