Westwood a Ryder Cup wild-card selection?


PARAMUS, N.J. – Outside of the top 100 on the FedEx Cup points list after finishing at The Barclays, Lee Westwood won’t advance to next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship and beyond.

When asked his imminent schedule, he was either a bit presumptuous or knows something the rest of us don’t.

“Off until the Ryder Cup,” he said. “After that, I don’t know.”

Westwood currently isn’t qualified for one of the nine automatic spots on the European team through the world points list or the European Tour list. Which means that if he’s not playing again between now and then, he’ll need to rely on captain Paul McGinley as being one of three wild-card selections.

He posted rounds of 70-73-71-70 in his final PGA Tour event of the season. 

“I’ve started to feel a lot better,” he said of his game. “Made a lot of progress lately.”