Lee Westwood says he won’t put a time limit on first major victory, ahead of US Open at Chambers Bay

Lee Westwood OBE receives the freedom of the District of Bassetlaw  (w120320-7l)
Lee Westwood OBE receives the freedom of the District of Bassetlaw (w120320-7l)

Lee Westwood believes there is no time limit on his chances of winning a major title.

The Worksop golfer is in action at the US Open at Chambers Bay this weekend, still looking for that first ever major.

Having relocated to Florida with his family in 2012, Westwood says his new base helps with his preparation for the world’s biggest tournaments.

The 42-year-old said: “It’s really just a case of being able to practise the whole year round, which makes a big difference.”

“Lots of European and American players live around Old Palm so I’m always bumping into lots of them.

“I have lots of friends that I can play with and the practice facilities here are brilliant.

And he’s still confident of winning one of golf’s big four events, without being obsessed by the possibility.

“(Winning a major) is something that I want to achieve but I wouldn’t say it’s my primary motivating factor. I don’t put any time limit on it.”

Westwood has had an up and down 2015 so far on the course.

He picked up a victory in the Indonesian Masters, but then finished tied for 46th in the first major of the year, the Masters at Augusta.

He said: “There’s been some good form and some mixed form. I’m happy to have a win under my belt already and there’s still plenty of golf to be played and three more majors to go at.”

He tees off from the 10th on Thursday with Billy Horschel and Paul Casey.