Westwood looking to secure Ryder Cup place

English golfer Lee Westwood believes he is ready to mount a late challenge as he looks to secure his place in the European team for the Ryder Cup tournament this season.

The veteran golfer and former world number one has not missed a match up against the American since he first made his appearance in the tournament back in 1997 at Valderrama and he is not willing to see his chance go by this season either.

The next clash of the two golfing teams will take place at Gleneagles in Scotland and it seems extremely difficult for the Englishman to maintain that record with his recent record going all but downhill at the moment. The former world number one finds himself at 35th ranked at the moment and unless there is a miracle of sorts in the upsurge of his form, he will surely not be a part of the tournament.

But he still has his hopes high after scoring 68 and 65 in the first two rounds of the Honda Classic to remain in contention till the third round of the event. And although he couldn’t win the title at the event, his form will provide him with a lot of hope as he looks to secure his place in the European Ryder Cup team.

He recently sacked his swing coach Sean Foley but doesn’t look to be bothering the Englishman. He stated that he hasn’t been hitting the ball well enough for the last year and a half but mentioned that he has the feeling that it’s on its way back.

He stated that feels that the penetration is back in the drive and he has also gone on to state that the distance in his drive has given him a lot of hope of late as well.