Only Colin Montgomerie has endured more "best player to never win a major" criticism than the Englishman. A tie for ninth under difficult conditions at the Honda Classic -- Westwood's best showing in four U.S. starts this year -- bodes well for his run-up to the Masters.
Whether sitting behind the Nicklaus family for Christmas Eve services at Christ Fellowship, seeing Ernie Els playing with his kids at Juno Beach or awaiting a table on a January night outside the Reef Grill with Luke Donald, chances are you're going to bump into a tour player living in or around Jupiter, Fla. If you're lucky, you might even be in the Hobe Sound Deli when Tiger Woods is grabbing a sandwich on his way home from Medalist GC.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FloridaÂ (Reuters) - You won't catch EnglishmanÂ Lee WestwoodÂ slipping into a Transatlantic drawl just yet but the 39-year-old from Nottinghamshire is already starting to feel at home in his new base inÂ Florida."The quality of life and the ease of life. Nothing is a problem really and playing on this tour, you are spoilt really," Westwood told reporters after his even-par 70 left him two shots off the Honda Classic lead heading into Sunday's final round