Lee Westwood seeing sports psychologist after Open fumble
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Lee Westwood seeing sports psychologist after Open fumble


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Lee Westwood came up short once again in a major championship, posting his eighth top-three finish in a major without winning.

Ahead of the week at Muirfield, Westwood had a three-hour session with English psychologist Ross Mackenzie and will work with Mackenzie again ahead of the PGA Championship.

“I’ve been afraid to try stuff but the time felt right — I was determined to tick all the boxes," said the 40-year-old Westwood, according to the Sun. “The objective is to keep finding ways to come up with that little bit extra which could mean the difference between a win or finishing in second or third place.”



On the physical side of the game, the former world No. 1 recently made public his swing work with coach Sean Foley. The extent and formality of the relationship isn't clear, but Westwood said he was looking for an eye on his swing after cutting ties with Pete Cowen in August 2012.

Westwood has also been working with 1991 Open champion Ian Baker-Finch on putting in Florida.

 

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