Major bid gets harder each year says Westwood’s caddie

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Lee Westwood’s latest attempt to land a first ever major gets underway today in America.

But ahead of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin his caddy Billy Foster has admitted the sport’s young guns are making it even harder for Westwood to get his hands on a major.

He told 888Sport.com, Foster said: “Lee is very hungry and keen to get back to the top of world golf.

“He has slipped down the rankings a little bit and will he get back there?

“It gets harder every year because he’s obviously a year older and the young kids coming through – the Jordan Spieths, the Dustin Johnsons, and Ricky Fowlers – these young guns are getting stronger and bigger and better.”

Westwood finished in a share of 15th place last year at Valhalla, and his best finish in the tournament was tied for third in 2009.

He tees off with Hunter Mahan and Ernie Els on Thursday.

Lindrick member Danny Willett will play with John Senden and Cameron Tringale.