EXCLUSIVE VIDEO - Westwood on his Open woes and his delight for Clarke

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Lee Westwood has told the Worksop Guardian of his disappointment at missing the cut in the 140th Open Championship.

The 38-year-old world number two was four over par after two rounds and admitted that his putting has cost him another chance at a major title.

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood

He said: “It was a bit disappointing really. If you look at the statistics I was top of the greens in regulation.”

“It’s just another case of my putter letting me down, only it let me down in more dramatic style.”

“I really need to sort that out and have one of those weeks when I do putt well, because my tee to green is probably best in the world I’d say.”

But speaking to the Guardian at his junior championship at Worksop Golf Club, Westwood said he was thrilled for close friend Darren Clarke, who put in a magnificent display of links golf to take home the Claret Jug.

“I’m delighted for him. He’s been through a lot in his life.”

The Worksop man brushed aside his disappointment, presenting prizes, signing dozens of autographs and posing for pictures with junior golfers and their parents.

For a report and picture special on the Lee Westwood Junior Championship see this week’s Worksop Guardian.

VIDEO: Click the play button to watch an exclusive interview with Lee Westwood at Worksop Golf Club.