Woburn-bound Lee Westwood can turn his 2015 fortunes around

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Lee Westwood says he can turn his fortunes around, after an indifferent 2015 on the golf course.

The Worksop export is back on home soil this week, at the British Masters, after last week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

He missed the cut last weekend, and admits his game isn’t in its finest shape, but remains optimistic and insists he knows how to overcome the slump.

“My game is kind of there or thereabouts but it’s not quite firing on all cylinders,” he told Sky Sports, sponsors of the British Masters at Woburn.

“Last week I played okay again, missed the cut by a couple of shots after I shot four-under, but it was pretty easy conditions.

“I just hit a few poor shots at the wrong times. When I get on a roll I can’t sustain that roll and get a few birdies, or I get off to a bad start and I am having to fight my way back.

“It’s just one of these things in golf where you go through these phases.

“You just have to keep practising and working on the things you know make you perform well. Eventually, it just turns around.”

Westwood has a first round tee time of 12.30pm with Jamie Donaldson and Byeong Hun An.

Fellow Worksop golfer Mark Foster tees off an hour later with Morton Ørum Madsen and Grégory Bourdy.