Lee Westwood says he is working with Sean Foley
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Lee Westwood says he is working with Sean Foley

Former world No. 1 Lee Westwood has been without a golf coach since August 2012, when he parted ways with Pete Cowen.

Feeling a little lost, Westwood turned to the hottest instructor in the game: Sean Foley.

Foley is most notably coach for world No. 1 Tiger Woods, 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan, who contended at Merion deep into Sunday.

"The idea of linking up with Sean was to get back to swinging the way I used to," Westwood said, according to Sky Sports. "I finished with Pete Cowen last August and after so long without a coach I felt I was getting a bit out of sync. So, a couple of weeks ago we had a five-hour session that went really well."

The duo worked on posture and ball position, but it isn't the first time Westwood has consulted Foley. The Englishman, still in search of his first major, likes the simplicity of Foley's message.

"I've spoken to him before, just on a casual basis, and I found what he had to say was pretty simple to follow," he said. "That really appealed to me. I don't want to get overloaded with gimmicky stuff."

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