Westy stunned by Donald’s rampage

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Lee Westwood could not believe he was the one being asked to take a drug test at Wentworth on Thursday.

Lee Westwood could not believe he was the one being asked to take a drug test at Wentworth on Thursday.

It should be Luke!” he joked after expressing amazement at Donald’s blistering 64.

A one-over-par 72 has left Westwood trailing Donald by eight shots after the first round of the BMW PGA Championship and put his World No 1 crowd in severe danger.

They finished 10 minutes apart and when told he was needed by the drug testers, the Worksop player joked: “They should drug test Luke after a 64 – I can’t quite figure that one out.”

Not for the first time this year, Westwood’s putting let him down.

“When your longest (successful putt) is five feet, you are going to struggle to shoot seven under,” he said.

“I had only one bad swing – left into a bush on the sixth.”

A penalty drop led to a double-bogey six there and after he came back with birdies on the ninth and 10th he had hopes of forcing his way onto the leaderboard.

Instead he had seven pars and a bogey at the 15th, which he said came off a “perfect” shot that took a bad bounce.

Westwood hung on to the top spot in the rankings on Sunday when Donald lost to Ian Poulter in the final of the Volvo World Match Play.

But on the evidence of today’s opening round his second reign could easily come to an end this weekend.

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