Lee Westwood lifts lid on US Open furore

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• Lee Westwood breaks silence on US Open ruling furore
• The Englishman commended for way he backed Johnson
• Calls for a rule change and says USGA's 'handling poor'


Lee Westwood has broken his silence on the USGA’s handling of the Dustin Johnson ruling, saying the whole situation was ‘handled poorly’ and has called for a change to be made before the Open.

Westwood was playing alongside the American in the penultimate group at Oakmont on Sunday, where he and caddie Billy Foster were overheard backing Johnson after the incident on the fifth green.

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After Johnson was informed that he may be penalised on the 12th tee, Westwood – who was by then well out of the tournament en route to a final round 80 – and Foster then supported the American to help ensure that he clinched his maiden major title.

And, speaking to Steve Elling on Twitter today, he gave an insight into what he thought in the midst of the furore.

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