Westwood and McDowell eager

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Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell will be looking for good results at the PGA Championship to secure their Ryder Cup places.

The European duo have failed to impress at the Majors so far.

After a seventh place finish at the Masters, Westwood failed to make the cuts at the US Open and last month’s Open Championship.

“It’s the last chance to win a major this year,” the Englishman told Sky Sports.

“It’s an opportunity to hopefully build on what I started last week and keep playing well. It’s about time I started playing well again.”

Westwood, after missing three cuts in a row, managed to finish on four under at WGC-Bridgestone for a share of 19th position.

Meanwhile, McDowell will be buoyed by his last three performances, where he finished tied for ninth at The Open and again at the Canadian Open, following it up with solid share of eighth position at Firestone last week.

“It looked like I’d maybe left it a little late but thankfully I’ve played really well the last couple of months and got myself in great shape going forward,” said the Northern Irishman, adding that he isn’t sure if he has done enough to make McGinley’s team.

“No-one’s a lock, let’s be honest, there’s lots of things that can happen between now and the team being picked.”

McDowell believes his compatriot Rory McIlroy is the man to beat at Valhalla. The 26-year-old is looking for a hat-trick of wins following his Open triumph and WGC-Bridgestone success last week.

“He’s the best player in the world, currently,” said 35-year-old.

“You can’t set out trying to beat him this week, you can only hope to go down the stretch on Sunday afternoon and hopefully I can be there and give it a shot.”

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