Westy: ‘I was stupid to play’

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Lee Westwood described himself as “stupid” for playing the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond with a chest infection.

Lee Westwood described himself as “stupid” for playing the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond with a chest infection.
Westwood, who on Sunday lost a play-off for the French Open and was so looking forward to the next two weeks, managed only a two-over-par 73 to trail clubhouse leader Richard Green by eight shots.
“I was stupid to go out, especially with The Open next week,” said the former European number one, before going off to see a doctor.
“I had hayfever on Monday, and that turned into a chest infection.
“I had only four hours’ sleep on Tuesday and I can honestly say that last night was the first time in my life I tried to sleep and didn’t get a wink.
“I stood on the range and felt completely dizzy. I thought about not playing and probably shouldn’t have.
“I’m p***ed off. I’ve been playing well, and everything feels in the right place.”
His problem was apparent straightaway as he dumped his second shot of the day into a hazard and double-bogeyed, then dropped a shot on the next as well.

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