Westwood splits with coach, interim caddie after PGA missed cut
European Tour PGA Championship PGA Tour

Westwood splits with coach, interim caddie after PGA missed cut


Lee Westwood has done a bit of housecleaning.

After missing the cut at the PGA Championship, the world No. 4 ended ties with coach Pete Cowen and interim caddie Mike Waite.

Agent Andrew "Chubby" Chandler said Westwood was not getting enough attention from his coach.

"Parting company with Pete is because he's passing on advice to Lee, but he's not around to follow it through," Chandler said, according to multiple reports.

"Lee is very structured about going to the gym, but not about practicing. Pete was here for two days with Graeme McDowell this week when Lee wanted to work with him, so it just wasn't working out. Lee's the sort who needs someone standing over him, making him hit chip after chip and telling him what he's doing wrong."

Westwood had been working with Waite since regular looper Billy Foster was injured in a charity soccer match ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship. He has hired Mike Kerr as his latest caddie.


New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter in July will be entered to win 6 Matt Kuchar Bridgestone caps and two dozen Tour B XS golf balls!

Rules and regulations: By submitting your email address, you agree to join both the Golf News Net and Bridgestone Golf email lists. To be eligible for our prizes, you must remain a subscriber on our list through the end of the contest month. If your email address disappears, it worked!

About the author

Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]thegolfnewsnet.com

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment