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Golf – EPGA – Lee Westwood: “It’s not worth going to the USA”

Chanel Golf and launched a sacred pavement: ” I don’t think I will play the PGA Championship, no. And I will not be there either for the resumption of the PGA Tour (scheduled for early June). In both cases, I don’t see myself leaving two weeks before the tournament, quarantining myself for fifteen days, playing the tournament (s), then coming back to England and putting myself back in solitary confinement for two weeks. Taking six weeks to compete in only one or two events is not worth it. Besides, I don’t want to take the slightest risk. Golf is not a priority in this very troubled time.Strict sanitary measures for the resumption of the PGA Tour Beyond legitimate health considerations, Lee Westwood is also hosting the British Masters this year. A tournament, scheduled for late July, which according to several internal sources in the European Tour will constitute the effective resumption of the game on the Old continent. ” The British Masters will be the revival tournament of the European Tour, confirmed Westwood. The route to Close House is ready. If everything goes well, that there is no second wave, that the quarantine measures are lifted, we should be able to participate in a very good tournament. And the Englishman also confirms the high probability of a revival tournament without spectators. ” We will probably play behind closed doors so this resumption will be special anyway. I think we are going to experience a mixture of excitement and worry. Excitement at the idea of ​​resuming competition. Concern about respecting the protocols that will be put in place. Another hot topic, the Ryder Cup 2020. Scheduled for the end of September in the USA, the meeting between Europe and the United States is the subject of much speculation, in particular about the fact that a camera is more and more likely. Lee Westwood again takes a stand: “ Anyone who has ever attended a Ryder Cup, players and spectators, underlines the importance of the atmosphere there. Whether it is at the start of the 1st, when important putts are investigated, when matches end … I do not imagine a player, whatever his side, to win a match and to turn his arms raised towards empty stands . In a sense it would distort the emotions we experience in a Ryder Cup. It is perhaps the only tournament that really needs fans to take on its full dimension.Rory McIlroy would prefer a postponement of the Ryder Cup So, postpone it or not, the question remains: ” I’m happy not to have to make the decision to postpone or not the Ryder Cup 2020. This has so many impacts that I don’t even measure … But based just on the absence of fans, yes a postponement would be a good thing. “” Data-reactid = “19”> Lee Westwood risks not playing the first Major of the year in the USA. Reluctant to have to spend weeks in quarantine, the Englishman will favor the European Tour. PGA Championship, the first Major of this 2020 season turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic, will in all likelihood have to do without Lee Westwood. Scheduled for August 6 to 9, the USPGA is in the habit of guaranteeing one Lee’s most fielded fields of the year, so why will the current 31st player be in one of the most important weeks of the season? Lee Westwood answered an interview with the American channel Chanel Golf and launched a sacred pavement: ” I don’t think I will play the PGA Championship, no. And I will not be there either for the resumption of the PGA Tour (scheduled for early June). In both cases, I don’t see myself leaving two weeks before the tournament, quarantining myself for fifteen days, playing the tournament (s), then coming back to England and putting myself back in solitary confinement for two weeks. Taking six weeks to compete in only one or two events is not worth it. Besides, I don’t want to take the slightest risk. Golf is not a priority in this very troubled time. Strict sanitary measures for the resumption of the PGA Tour Beyond legitimate sanitary considerations, Lee Westwood is also hosting the British Masters this year. A tournament, scheduled for late July, which according to several sources internal to the European Tour will constitute the effective resumption of the game on the Old Continent. ” The British Masters will be the revival tournament of the European Tour, confirmed Westwood. The route to Close House is ready. If everything goes well, that there is no second wave, that the quarantine measures are lifted, we should be able to participate in a very good tournament. And the Englishman also confirms the high probability of a revival tournament without spectators. ” We will probably play behind closed doors so this resumption will be special anyway. I think we are going to experience a mixture of excitement and worry. Excitement at the idea of ​​resuming competition. Concern about respecting the protocols that will be put in place. Another hot topic, the Ryder Cup 2020. Scheduled for the end of September in the USA, the meeting between Europe and the United States is the subject of much speculation, in particular about the fact that a camera is more and more likely. Lee Westwood again takes a stand: “ Anyone who has ever attended a Ryder Cup, players and spectators, underlines the importance of the atmosphere there. Whether it is at the start of the 1st, when important putts are investigated, when matches end … I do not imagine a player, whatever his side, to win a match and turn his arms raised towards empty stands . In a way it would distort the emotions we experience in a Ryder Cup. It is perhaps the only tournament that really needs fans to take on its full dimension. “Rory McIlroy would prefer a postponement of the Ryder Cup So, whether or not to postpone, the question remains unanswered:” I’m happy not to have to make the decision to postpone or not the Ryder Cup 2020. This has so many impacts that I don’t even measure … But based just on the absence of fans, yes a postponement would be a good thing.