Although the outcome wasnât exactly what Lee Westwood had in mind, finishing tied for third in this yearâs British Open showed that his golf game is solid and improving since moving to Old Palm Golf Club. If not for a few pulled drives and a brilliant final round by winner Phil Mickelson, Westwoodâs name may have been carved on the Openâs famed Claret Jug. âI didnât play badly,â said Westwood in a post-championship interview, âbut I didnât play great.â His finish matched his best performance in a major championship since 2010, and while disappointed, Westwood was philosophical and candid about his play. âYouâd like to come in ripping it and with every part of your game in good shape, but sometimes itâs not. So you just have to make due with what youâve got.â When the new World Golf Ranking were announced the next day, Westwood had moved up two spots into the Top 10, with fellow Old Palm residents Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel ranked 12th and 13th, respectively. Next, Westwood will play in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and you can be sure heâll be light-hearted and smiling as usual. âRarely do I get in a bad mood,â he said, after the British Open.