I’m sure Monty let out a big sigh of relief when the report came out that Lee Westwood passed his first test on the road to recovery from an injured calf muscle. Westwood, who withdrew at the WGC-Bridgestone and missed the PGA Championship to complete the proper rehabilitation, will reportedly be ready for the Ryder Cup matches the first week of October, according to his management company.
Westwood played for the first time since August 6th on Wednesday. He even walked 14 holes before he jumped in a golf cart for the final four. “Never have I been so excited about a Jaguar corporate day,” Westy joked. He was also happy with his game.
“I was a bit rusty, but I had six birdies and an eagle – in a 30mph wind”
“I’m lighter, leaner and stronger – fitter than I was before I did the injury,” said Westwood in a report from the Daily Mail. “The only thing I don’t have is competitiveness. But that does not worry me – the Ryder Cup is completely different.
“It’s match play for starters. If I had a scorecard in my hand I would expect to need a week to get the scoring back.”