Westwood limps on
For a guy with a bum leg, Lee Westwood is playing pretty well.
The Englishman is at 6 under, leaving him tied for third when the second round was halted by darkness Friday. Westwood shot a 1-under 71 on a day when blustery winds made any score below par look like a 62.
“I’m in a good position for the weekend, I think,” he said. “(But) I’m behind where I ought to be. I should really be 10-under, at worst. But I didn’t play last week. I didn’t really hit any balls, either.”
Westwood was at the French Open two weeks ago when his right calf swelled so badly doctors feared the 37-yearold might have a blood clot. Further tests showed he had instead ruptured the plantaris muscle, which runs down the calf. He played the tournament — tying for 18th — but skipped last week’s Scottish Open at Loch Lomond to give the leg a chance to heal.