Lee Westwood is hoping his recent run of consistency may lead to a 26th European Tour victory at this week’s Scottish Championship.
Some of the best golfers on Tour will tee off at the iconic Fairmont St Andrews Golf Course on Thursday, with Westwood eager to rise above the rest of the field over the course of the next four days.
The Englishman has not missed a single cut since golf restarted, which includes five consecutive top-20 finishes heading into this week’s showdown.
‘Just playing solidly. I feel like I’ve elevated my consistency,’ he said ahead of play on Thursday.
‘I’ve played well the last few weeks, a couple of shots here and there could have turned 13th to 20ths into top fives and top 10s.
‘With a bit more luck and a few breaks going my way, even down to the US Open, parring the last two holes turned a 13th into a fifth.
‘The standard of golf I’ve been playing has been high. So, I’m looking forward to this week, carrying it on and seeing if I can eliminate a couple of silly mistakes and be in there with a chance on Sunday.’
Wet and windy weather have become par for the course for players competing in Scotland. The buildup to the Scottish Championship also brought some cold temperatures, but Westwood believes the course is in great nick for a solid showing.
‘I always enjoy coming to this area to play golf. I haven’t played the golf course yet, but I believe it’s good.
‘It’s in great condition apparently. The greens are fantastic. I enjoy playing links golf – the Scottish Open a couple of weeks ago and now here seems like a real treat to play off this turf.
‘If the forecast is correct we might see some low scoring this week. But it’s so changeable on this coast. Without wind most links courses become scoring opportunities because they are built around 10 to 20 mile-per-hour winds and they have to stay playable in those conditions,’ he added.