Westwood bidding for history

Westwood bidding for history

Lee Westwood has revealed he is aiming to create Ryder Cup history at Hazeltine National Golf Club later this month.

The 43-year-old is set to make his 10th appearance against the Americans in Minnesota later this month and he has the history books in his sights.

Westwood needs just two-and-a-half points at Hazeltine to beat Sir Nick Faldo’s record of 25 points won at the Ryder Cup, which is the most of any player in the competition's history.

The Englishman admitted that it would be a very special moment to move ahead of one of his heroes, having watched him growing up.

Westwood said: “I think that anybody who has played in The Ryder Cup wants to keep going back and keep playing them over and over again, because the atmosphere is very special.

“I grew up watching people like Nick and all the European legends and actually partnering Nick, who had won all those Masters Tournaments and Open Championships that I had watched on TV.

“It was very special and comforting in a way that, I could look across the tee and you know Nick Faldo who’s playing in his 11th Ryder Cup and he’d seen most thing regarding a Ryder Cup.

“It would be nice to get past Nick’s record. It was obviously special to get past Seve’s points total and it would be great to get to the top of the European points scoring chart.”

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