July 21, 2013; Gullane, United Kingdom; Lee Westwood hits a bunker shot on the 7th green during the Final round of the 2013 The Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Paul Cunningham-USA TODAY Sports

2013 British Open: Lee Westwood not disappointed with loss

Lee Westwood had the lead at the 2013 British Open at Muirfield going into Sunday’s final round. Lee Westwood insisted he wasn’t under a lot of pressure even though his career lacks a single major win. By shooting a 4-over 75 on Sunday, Lee Westwood squandered his lead and opened the door for Phil Mickelson to claim the claret jug.

For most people, blowing a lead on Sunday at the British Open and fumbling away a chance for a first major victory would constitute a soul-crushing experience…but not for Lee Westwood:

I didn’t really play well enough today. I didn’t play badly, but I didn’t play great. It’s a tough golf course, and you’ve got to have your A game.


I’m not too disappointed. I don’t really get disappointed with golf anymore. … I’m a philosophical person. It just doesn’t wind me up or get to me anymore (CBS Sports).

Lee Westwood is a stronger person than you.

(He has finished in the top-five in a major six times in his career.)

[Source: CBS Sports]

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