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“I didn’t want to be in Britain. While I was in America I thought I might as well play but it just takes its toll. I just need to be more professional, sit down and get my schedule right”

Last Updated: 18/07/21 5:31pm

Lee Westwood is feeling the effects of his busy schedule

Lee Westwood is feeling the results of his busy schedule

Lee Westwood admitted his busy schedule within the United States this 12 months has “taken its toll” and revealed he’ll trim down his begins on each fundamental Tours.

Westwood selected to base himself on the PGA Tour earlier this 12 months, the place he put in some massive performances at Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass, posting consecutive runner-up finishes in Florida to earn huge prize cash and precious world rating factors.

But, after a closing 72 left him at two over par for The 149th Open at Royal St George’s, Westwood vowed to be “more professional” when contemplating his schedule for the rest of the 12 months.

Westwood admitted he has played too much this year

Westwood admitted he has performed an excessive amount of this 12 months

“I’ve played as many tournaments at this point in the year than I have done over the whole year the last three or four seasons,” mentioned the 48-year-old. “I try to keep it to 22 and I think I’m up to 17 or 18 already. It is just too much.

“Basically I did not need to be in Britain. While I used to be in America I believed I’d as nicely play however it simply takes its toll.

“It was a no-brainer when you look at what was going on in the States and what was going on in Britain and basically where the biggest tournaments were being played.

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“Since beginning again up in July I’ve clearly performed nicely, earned within the area of 5 to 6 million {dollars} which is probably the most I’ve earned in my profession. When you begin doing that and get good outcomes you get consumed and simply need to play extra.

“I just need to be more professional, sit down and get my schedule right.”

Westwood has performed solely 4 occasions on the European Tour exterior of the majors in 2021 and is languishing at 84th within the Race to Dubai, and he’s solely planning to play two extra counting occasions on the WGC-FedEx Invitational and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Westwood plans to play only two more European Tour events in 2021

Westwood plans to play solely two extra European Tour occasions in 2021

“It is tough when you are trying to play two tours – that is why my results are going to suffer on the European Tour,” he added. “I’m down around 80 on the Race to Dubai and I’m only playing two more events on the European money list.

“I want a superb lead to Memphis or the BMW PGA to attempt to get into Dubai on the finish of the 12 months or I’m clearly going to be taking part in extra within the States.

“At 48, nearly 49, I just can’t do everything. I certainly won’t end up playing both and playing 30 tournaments a year, it is not fair on my body.”

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