The Open carries on without Westwood

THE 140th Open Championship continues today at Royal St George’s, without Worksop’s Lee Westwood.

The world number two crashed out yesterday, missing the cut after shooting a three over par 73.

He was four over for the tournament and the cut was set at three over.

Thirty-eight-year-old Westwood walked off the course without speaking to the media, after a host of missed putts cost him in his latest bid to land the elusive major championship.

Conditions have worsened considerably at the Sandwich course, with heavy rain and high winds making low scoring improbable today.

Westwood’s International Sports Management stablemate Darren Clarke is joint top of the leaderboard with Lucas Glover, and they are set to tee off at 3.05pm.

Westwood wasn’t the only big name leaving the competition yesterday, world number one Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell all missed the cut.

For a report on the Worksop golfer’s first two rounds, and coverage of Monday’s Lee Westwood Junior Championship, see next week’s Guardian.