Lee Westwood hopes to replace Jack Nicklaus as oldest champion

Source : Sky Sports

Lee Westwood is looking forward to becoming the oldest champion at Augusta as well as create father-son glory with his caddie, Sam. Westwood, 47 arrives at Augusta on the back of two runners up finishes. He is bidding to emulate Jack Nicklaus who won his sixth Green Jacket at the age of 46 with his son as a caddie in 1986. Westwood is making his 20th appearance and the two runner up finishes has given him hope of landing his maiden major title.

“Jack has always been an inspiration the way he played the game, especially his record around here. You can’t help being inspired,” Westwood said. “There are a few similarities there with age. It would be great to break his record.”

“There are very few people you would do that with. He’s a legend of the game and arguably the greatest player to ever play the game. His record in the major championships and especially Open Championship and here, you know, is second to none.” he added.

Westwood revealed that his god form lately is “validation” that he can still compete with the best. But he was clear that he is not putting any unnecessary pressure on himself ahead of the first major of the year.



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