Lee Westwood, throughout Saturday’s 3rd round at the Players Champion, moved a 9-foot putt for birdie simply to the left of the cup on the second at TPC Sawgrass. Then an 11-footer for birdie simply to the left of the cup on 3. Then a 13-footer for birdie simply to the left of the cup on 4. 3 birdie putts, 3 pars. On 9, a 5-footer for birdie simply brushed past the left side of the hole. Westwood scratched the back of his head, slapped his best thigh and shook his head.
9 holes later on, he was the 54-hole leader by 2 shots.
Back to 10 fast. Westwood made an 11-footer for birdie. He didn’t miss out on. Westwood rapidly pumped his best fist, then stopped briefly, gazed at his caddie and pumped his fist once again. Prior to laughing. For a great 15 seconds.
With his sweetheart as his caddie, the memories of misses out on are preceded the next shot. The makes are a lot more remarkable with Helen Floor.
” Yeah, I believe at my phase of my profession, there’s not a lot a caddie can inform me, however clearly Helen gets me in a wonderful state of mind out there, and mentally she can assist me and state the important things that I require to hear,” Westwood stated Saturday. “You understand, she assists me because element a countless quantity.”
Back to 4 on Saturday, where he missed out on the 13-footer. Westwood was 135 backyards out after a drive into the left rough and struck his 2nd shot. It landed right of the hole and began crawling better. “Begin there. Go on. Do not stop there,” he stated as it moved. “Begin!”
Floor chuckled. The ball would stop. “You’re joking,” Westwood stated. Floor chuckled once again.
Dive ahead to 17. After a 24-footer for birdie on the Sawgrass island green that offered him a two-shot lead heading into Sunday, after Westwood pumped his best fist and raised his right-hand man skyward to the pleasure of the gallery left of the hole, Floor snuck in. She playfully raised her hands like a fighter prior to offering him a fistbump and a smile.
” I believe Helen is a huge part of it,” stated Bryson DeChambeau, who remained in the last pairing with Westwood recently at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and today at the Players. “She’s keeping him constant and level headed and she’s a rock. Keeps his mind concentrated on the best things, and she’s been remarkable for him, which is among his trump cards, I believe.”
Undoubtedly. According to several reports, Westwood and Floor, a physical fitness trainer, started dating after his divorce in 2015, he began utilizing her as a caddie late in 2018, then won that week to snap a four-year winless dry spell and kept her on the bag. Amongst his successes ever since are a second-place surface at the European Trip’s DP World Trip Champion last December, which allowed him to win the season-long Race to Dubai, and the 54-hole lead recently at the Arnold Palmer and the 54-hole lead at today’s Players.
” I care less about the results,” Westwood stated previously today. “I still appreciate my efficiency, which in turn leads me to work as tough as I have actually constantly worked. However I have actually been dealing with a psychologist for a couple of years now, and we simply concentrate on the procedure, we do not concentrate on the results and things we can’t manage.
” The only thing I can manage when I head out there is the procedure and making certain I have a good time. I ensure I have a good time.”