Poor putting costs Westwood

LEE Westwood’s US Masters challenge came to a disappointing close today at Augusta, with the Worksop man still searching for that elusive first major title.

Speaking after a two under par round of 70, leaving him five under for the tournament, he lamented his performance with the putter.

“I’m very very frustrated. I played tee to green like a man who should have won the tournament but I was abysmal on the greens,” he said.

“I went to the belly putter today which I haven’t used for six years.”

“What’s bugging me is that I can’t hit the hole from four feet.”

“I gave myself so many chances so to finish on five under is a killer.”

The famous green jacket went to South African Charl Schwartzel, who finished 14 under on a dramatic final day at Augusta.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy began the day with a four shot lead, before the 21-year-old’s game fell apart in incredible scenes and he carded an 80 to end the Masters four under par and tied for 15th.