Lee Westwood aims for 10th Ryder Cup appearance

first_imgThe circumstances are not ideal, but Lee Westwood hopes returning to the European Tour can reinvigorate his game and secure a 10th consecutive Ryder Cup appearance next year. “There’s different things going on, but gradually I’m trying to sort everything out.” As for the Ryder Cup, Westwood would love to make it 10 in a row as a player at Hazeltine next year, but with good friend Darren Clarke the European captain, he is certain to be involved in some capacity. ” I played the last nine so I obviously would like to keep going,” added Westwood, who needed a wild card from Paul McGinley for last year’s win at Gleneagles. “I enjoy playing in them. They probably give you the biggest buzz of any golf tournament that we play. You get more nerves and bigger thrill from the Ryder Cup than you do any other tournament. “I always like to be involved as a player and coming back to Europe might give me a better chance of doing that. If I’m not involved as a player, I’d like be involved in the backroom at some level. I’d like to help Darren out with the other stuff, with a view to obviously be a captain at some point during the next few years.” “I’ve dropped a lot in the world rankings this year, so I need to address that and play well and get myself in the top 50 so I’m in all the events over in the States,” Westwood said ahead of this week’s British Masters at Woburn. “But I’ll play predominately the European Tour for personal reasons so I can be where I need to be. “Li ving in the States, my game didn’t really sort of move in the direction I wanted it to, but obviously that’s not the reason I’m doing all this. I’ve always had priorities in life. I’ve always said that golf is not my main priority, but obviously the kids are.” Westwood first reached world number one in October 2010, ending the record 281-week spell of Tiger Woods, and enjoyed a second spell at the top of rankings the following April. And although Westwood admits golf does not mean as much to him as it did five or 10 years ago, he insists he can get back to the upper echelons of the game. “I don’t see any reason why not,” Westwood added. “Get my ducks in a row and I can focus on golf again. There’s no sort of magic wand you can ever wave. You just have to go back to basics and do the drills and do the work, the hard work on the range that makes you hit it straight and close. “I ‘m prepared to work hard. I’m in pretty good shape. I’ve got 42-year-old niggles but the back is still in good shape and knees and hips and shoulders are all good. It’s just down to hard work, really. “Unfortunately this year I’ve not really had time or been able to put into it, so it’s no surprise that the game has suffered a little bit. We know how mental the game of golf is, as well, so mentally a lot has been going on which has affected me in the head. Press Association Westwood has given up his PGA Tour membership as he goes through a divorce from his wife of 16 years Laurae, moving back to the UK from their home in Florida to be close to their two children. The 42-year-old won the Indonesian Masters in April but has slipped down the world rankings to his current position of 44th, with a place in the top 50 vital to secure entry to majors and World Golf Championship events next season. last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: In a league of their own

first_imgMSC v HAMThe only 2 drivers to have won 6 or more world titles #F1 pic.twitter.com/Hz1LYCjIp6— Formula 1 (@F1) November 4, 2019 Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Sreehari Menon 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton considers prospect of winning 6th F1 title ‘unreal’! Lewis Hamilton on Sunday recorded his 6th F1 World Title after finishing second in the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton fell short to fellow Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The 34-year old raced past his opponents to win from fifth on the grid, only to be thwarted by Bottas in the final three laps. Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: A Look At Mercedes Driver’s F1 World C’ship TitlesLewis Hamilton’s 6th World Title is only second to F1 legend Michael Schumacher. The British racer went past the tie with Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio. Schumacher has won 7 World Titles in his racing career that spanned over 20 years. We compare the careers of the two leading racers of their respective eras. 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton bemoans loss of possible third spot in qualifying First Published: 4th November, 2019 19:41 ISTcenter_img 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton on Alex Albon future and Red Bull’s poor driver loyalty 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: A look at Mercedes driver’s F1 World C’ship titles LIVE TV 1. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: World TitlesLewis Hamilton and Micheal Schumacher are without a doubt amongst the greatest to race on the track. Lewis Hamilton won his World Title in his second season in 2008, while Schumacher won his first world title in 1994, three years after his first entry. It took 12 years for Lewis Hamilton to reach the coveted 6th World Title. Schumacher achieved it a year earlier than the British driver, after winning it in 2003, before adding a 7th in 2004.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Considers Prospect Of Winning 6th F1 Title ‘unreal’!2. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Number of VictoriesLewis Hamilton has won 83 races so far in his career. He yet again falls short of Micheal Schumacher who has won 91 in his career. Schumacher also leads Hamilton 13-11 for most races won in a single season. Hamilton can better his personal best this season having won 10 races with 2 more to go.3.  Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Most Pole positionsMichael Schumacher led the pole position 68 times in 308 races. Hamilton though is way ahead of the German legend on this stat. The British driver has led the pole position an incredible 87 times, in just 247 races.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: Twitter Congratulates Racing Star For 6th F1 Title4. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Number of podium finishesLewis Hamilton has made 150 podium finishes in his career. He still falls short of Schumacher, who had an incredible 155 podium finishes. With the difference not that staggering, Hamilton will hope to overtake Schumacher on this particular point. Schumacher has also won the most podiums in a season 17 in 2002- where there were only 17 races. Hamilton stands on 16 wins this year and can overtake Schumacher if he secures a victory in the next two races.5. Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: Most Consecutive WinsMicheal Schumacher has won races for 15 straight seasons from 1992-2006 and Lewis Hamilton is the only driver close to him. Hamilton has won races for 13 straight seasons starting from 2007 and is almost certain to win one next year. Will he win in 2021 when the new sweeping rules are in effect?Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: F1 Champ’s Salary Revealed By His Former Teammate Last Updated: 4th November, 2019 19:41 IST Lewis Hamilton Vs Michael Schumacher: In A League Of Their Own Lewis Hamilton secured his 6th F1 World Title on Sunday at US Grand Prix. He’s one short of F1 legend Michael Schumacher. Let’s take a look at their careers. SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: F1 champ’s salary revealed by his former teammatelast_img read more