Westwood takes form into Players at Sawgrass

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Lee Westwood takes some impressive form and a history of top 10 finishes into this weekend’s Players Championship at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida.

The Worksop golfer won the Indonesian Masters a fortnight ago, before recording four victories at last week’s WGC Cadillac Match Play in San Francisco.

Wins in the group stages over Matt Every and Mikko Illonen were followed by a triumph over Masters champion Jordan Spieth.

Westwood said he had to be sharp to overcome the young American: “Jordan played nicely, played as good as I expected him to play. I upped my game and played nicely, as well.”

“It was a fun match to play, it unravels very quickly in match play and you’ve got to strike when you;ve got the momentum.”

The 42-year-old’s tournament ended in the round of 16, at the hands of fellow ISM golfer Danny Willett.

Sheffield’s Willett won 3&2, as Westwood picked up €137,627 in prize money and turned his attention to the Players Championship.

This weekend is his 11th attempt to win the title.

Five of those attempts have seen Westwood finish in the top 10.

Last year he shared sixth place.

He tees off alongside Carl Pettersson and Shawn Stefani on Thursday.