Lee Westwood, a probable captain’s pick for this year’s Ryder Cup team of Europe, is already thinking about the future.
A leading sport website reported that Westwood stated that he would like to go on a bit longer. If he put his name in for the captaincy in four years’ time then he could think regarding the seniors after that.
Four years would be 2020 when Ryder Cup goes to the Whistling Straits, site of PGA Championship 2015. But Lee, who has played in the 3rd most Ryder Cups ever for Europe, insists that he has not done competing yet.
He added that his target is to qualify – you just need 1 or 2 good weeks and you are there. If not, he is happy to go along and get some captaincy experience as vice-captain. He has played in 9 Ryder Cups. Therefore, he has got the respect of other golfers. He feels that he really could help the team.
Paul McGinley, a former European captain who led Europe to victory at Gleneagles in 2014, has told that Lee Westwood has got to ameliorate his form if he is to carry on his love affair along with Ryder Cup. He told that Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood would be the kind of guys Darren would be looking to show some kind of form to justify a pick.
They are the people you want in your side, but they would require to show some form. Westwood’s not near that list at this point of time, but all it takes is one big performance in the right week when a lot of points are available and he would propel himself right back into the reckoning.