Westwood walks 18 reports hes ready for the Ryder Cup


There's more word today that European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie won't have to create controversy before the matches begin by picking between Justin Rose and Paul Casey as a substitute for injured Lee Westwood.

The news on Westwood keeps getting better. He walked 18 holes in a charity event in Edinburgh in Scotland today. He’s recovering from a ruptured calf muscle and hasn’t played in a tournament since the WGC-Bridgestone six weeks ago.

“If the Ryder Cup was this week, I'd be playing, so that's good news,” Westwood was quoted saying in a story on the Irish Times web site. “I'm just trying to edge my way into it gradually. I don't want any flare-ups, I'm still cautious about it, but I've no problem with it now - no pain for about three or four weeks.”

The Ryder Cup's start is 11 days away in Wales.