English golfer and former world number one Lee Westwood has confirmed that he has split from swing coach Sean Foley as he bids to rekindle his form and mount a fresh challenge to make it to the European Team for the Ryder Cup in September this year.
The 40 year old has had an unbelievable fall from grace in the last one and half years, first losing his top spot and then managing to drop out of the top ten completely and he currently languishes as 35th in the latest rankings of golf.
And that makes it even more difficult for him to secure his place in the European Team for the Ryder Cup especially with the likes of Harris English as well as several others doing great on Tour. Westwood acknowledged that fact and admitted that he will have to work doubly hard to make it into the team but knows how difficult it is going to be.
The one good sign perhaps that is surely helping Westwood get back some of his confidence is his performance at the Honda Classic recently where he managed scores of 68 and 65 in the opening two rounds before falling behind in the latter stages.
But the fact that he is hitting the ball with a lot more precision and penetration and getting the requisite distance is sure to encourage him further as he looks to build momentum ahead of the Masters tournament in a few weeks’ time in Augusta.
Strangely, the veteran who has not missed a Ryder Cup event since first being selected in 1997 has never won a major title in his career and that will also drive him towards perfection this season as he looks to finally break a duck that has been a hard pill to swallow.