Westwood five shots back at the Masters

Lee Westwood is tied for 27th at the Masters, after he shot a 73 in the first round at Augusta on Thursday.

The Worksop golfer was one over par thanks to a steady round, and he sits just five shots off the lead – held by American Bill Haas.

A bogey at the third was followed by birdies at six and 10, and another dropped shot at the 14th.

Westwood was visibly disappointed on the final hole, when he found the greenside bunker.

A fine shot out of the sand left him with a par putt, for a par round, but he pulled it just left of the cup and had to settle for a bogey.

Westwood was happy enough with his performance, although lamented his play on the par five holes.

“I played nicely, just didn’t make enough of the par fives, even par is not good enough on the par fives,” he said.