Westwood ready to break Major duck at Open


Lee Westwood is confident he can slay the dragon of his Major championship jinx when he launches his British Open challenge at Royal St George’s later this week.
The 37-year-old Englishman is among the favourites to lift the famous claret jug this weekend, and can think of no better venue than Royal St George’s as he aims to end his long wait for a Major.
“It’s named after St. George so you can’t get much more English than that; it’s being played in England, which only happens every now and again, and it’s the biggest championship in the world as far as I’m concerned,” Westwood said. “It would mean everything to win this championship.” Westwood’s recent championship form suggests the recently deposed former world number one represents a decent bet at Sandwich.
In his last 13 Majors, Westwood has posted no fewer than six top-three finishes, a run that has included a share of third place at the US Open last month following a tie for 11th at the Masters in April.