I can't remember anyone playing 72 holes without a bogey. I know Tiger went for 71 in the American Express last year (NB it was David J Russell in 1992). It's a massive achievement only to have one bogey all week.
The technique I have and the tuition from David I am working on seems to be taking me in the right direction. A few months ago in America I didn't have a safe shot. I do now. It's a funny game isn't it? I can't explain it. Things were going in the right direction but I didn't have that one thing I needed to make it all click, but I've found it.
Q. Does this show the critics?
LEE WESTWOOD: Yes, I think so. It was very nince to win again in Munich but I didn't feel totally comfortable. It was never going to test my game like these three courses. I realised after Munich that a lot of people were happy I had won again and it's nice to so it so q uickly. Darren was great today. We are the best of friends and I couldn't have played with anybody any better. We had a really nice day out there. If Darren had birdied 16 and I missed my putt he would have been one behind. He said: great par on 17 when I made par.
Q. Did you have any doubts?
LEE WESTWOOD: Oh, yes, in America eight weeks ago. I made a double down the last to miss the cut and doubts creep in and you just have to convince yourself that you are doing the right thing and it's all come good.
Q. How different is your swing now to your peak?
LEE WESTWOOD: I don't think it looks much different but it certainly feels different. I just used to rely on hitting hard fades, but I have more shots now. To come out and win so quickly again is great. Many times I despaired. The low point? I don't talk about it any more!
Q. You seem to be a good winner. When you have a chance, you take it?
LEE WESTWOOD: Yes, I like it under intense pressure and I love it when people say I am a good winner. It gives me more confidence. When you standon the range for 6 or 7 hours and graft, why not enjoy it when you stand on the last with a one shot lead? That's why I worked hard. There is no point in being nervous - just control it and get on and win the tournament. I wasn't aware that Ernie birdied the 17th and 18th but on 16 I heard a bit roar and felt he had made birdie on 17.
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