Lee Westwood heaps pressure on USA

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• Ryder Cup veteran Lee Westwood piles more pressure on USA

• "If it doesn't go right this week, where do you go from there?"

• Westwood to partner Thomas Pieters in Friday foursomes


Lee Westwood has piled the pressure on USA ahead of the Ryder Cup teeing off – questioning where they go should they lose at Hazeltine.

The Englishman, who has been vocal on social media in the build-up to the match, has featured in the last ten Ryder Cups, of which Europe have won eight.

"You form a task force and it doesn't go right this week, where you go from there?" - Lee Westwood

Such a run has meant that the 43-year-old could overtake Sir Nick Faldo’s record Ryder Cup points total at Hazeltine and, in his pre-Ryder Cup press conference, turned the heat further on the Americans.

Read more -> Darren Clarke explains Danny Willett decision


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“It's very flattering to Team Europe that the USA have put this task force together and are trying to replicate what we've done,” said Lee Westwood. “It means we are successful and we are doing it right.

“You know, we take a lot of pride in that; that the USA are taking it so seriously to bring this task force together and bring Davis in as captain again.

“It gives us a lot of confidence and puts added pressure on them. You form a task force and it doesn't go right this week, where you go from there? You've done pretty much all you can do. So we'll see how that goes.”

Read more -> Paul McGinley: "All pressure is on USA"



Other than the Danny Willett saga, it has been a very relaxed and low-key build-up from Team Europe, with Westwood believing that they have a psychological advantage over USA given their recent performances in the match.

“It fills us with a lot of confidence,” he added. “A lot of the players on the European side have had multiple experiences of winning Ryder Cups. And on the other side of that, on the US team, a lot of their players have had multiple experiences of losing Ryder Cups.

“Winning is a habit and a lot of the players on the European Team have that habit and know what the experience is like and what to do.”

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