Another major chance gone for Westwood

LEE Westwood will have to wait until 2012 to win his first ever major, after the final chance of 2011 slipped away yesterday.

The US PGA Championship in Atlanta was won by Keegan Bradley, who beat fellow American Jason Dufner in a play-off.

Both Westwood, and the only man above him in the world rankings, Luke Donald, finished five shots off the lead on three under par yesterday.

After tying for eighth following his final round of 68, two under par, Westwood - who found the water at the 18th - said: “I played lovely again today. Just one of those things. I felt like I stroked it a little bit better.”

“I have enjoyed playing great for a long time now, but unfortunately when I turn up to majors, when I don’t win one, be then it’s a disappointing week for everybody it seems; obviously for me, but that’s the sort of level of golf I’m playing at.”

The 38-year-old will take a break, before returning to action in Switzerland for the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre on 1st September.

He added: “I’ve got a couple of weeks off now, and then play again in Switzerland and then Holland, the Dutch Open. Looking forward to those two weeks and getting back to Europe and some big tournaments still left this year.”