London, Apr 1: English golf ace Lee Westwood has hit back at Colin Montgomerie, saying that he is in the right shape to win Majors for many more years to come, in a not-so-subtle dig at Montgomerie’s weight.
This came following the former Ryder Cup captain’s claims that Westwood, who turns 40 this month, has his last chance to win the Masters this week, the Mirror reports.
According to Westwood, his fitness regime will see him compete at the top level in the sport for years, unlike the Scot who has since retired to the Sky commentary box.
Stating that he does not accept Montgomerie’s comment that it is his last chance to win a Major, the former World No.1 quipped that there is vast difference in weight of about eight stone between him at his age and Montgomerie when he was 39.
Westwood further said that he feels more fitter now then he did nine years ago, adding that the key is retaining the enthusiasm to keep going out and practicing and travelling the world
Dismissing Montgomerie’s comments, Westwood said that it does not bother him whatever people say or that he is turning 40, adding that he would only be pressurising himself if he worried about himself.
Westwood’s determination to finally win at Major at his 60th attempt has seen him dispense with his coach Pete Cowen and caddie Billy Foster – and move his young family over to Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, the report added. (ANI)