Westy not glum after Open failure

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Lee Westwood has refused to be downhearted after missing out on yet another chance to win a major.

Lee Westwood has refused to be downhearted after missing out on yet another chance to win a major.

Heading to Royal Lytham, Westwood was one of the favourites to take the title at the Open Championship. However, he never challenged for the win and finished in tied 45th, 13 shots behind winner Ernie Els.

The Englishman has now failed to win a major in 58 attempts, despite having bagged 39 professional titles.

However, the 39-year-old insists he is not taking his most recent failure badly.

“I feel pretty calm in the major championships. I had a lot of good chances and nearly won quite a few,” he said.

“You certainly need a bit more luck at the Open Championship with the draw. But that didn’t really come into play this week.

“Overall, it is probably the hardest of the four to win. It just didn’t happen for me this time. It is just one of those things. You play golf long enough you get used to it. Rarely do I get in bad moods.”

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