After watching playing partner Rickie Fowler take 80 strokes on Friday, Lee Westwood posted an 11-over 81 in the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Westwood, who hasn’t been playing his best in the past month, declined comment to reporters, but he spoke out on Twitter and had a craic at himself:
Fowler, who came back to fire a one-under 69 on Saturday (he’s posted scores in the 60s, 70s and 80s this week), commiserated with Westwood:
From there, Westy and Rickie exchanged a few more empathetic and encouraging tweets, as you can see from the screenshots below:
Good news from both Rickie and Westy is there wasn’t a 36- or 54-hole cut this week, giving them a round — or two — to redeem themselves and figure things out before next week’s final major of the year, the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Oh, the guaranteed check at WGC events isn’t a terrible deal, either, but I’m pretty sure that’s not at the forefront of their minds.
(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)