West­wood limps on

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

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.

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