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U.S. Open notes: Lee Westwood is seriously going after his first major

U.S. Open notes: Lee Westwood is seriously going after his first major

Lee Westwood joked this week that he likes to “Rolls-Royce” it at home in England with his golf now. Translated, that means that when he’s off for a week he cruises up to the course and goes to the first tee without a warmup swing.

So the stops and starts of the weather-hampered first round of the U.S. Open didn’t bother him a bit. Westwood finished his first round Friday morning with a pair of birdies to shoot three-under-par 67 at Oakmont Country Club. The 43-year-old was to start his second round early on Saturday morning.

“I don’t stiffen up or anything like that. Being the finely tuned athlete I am, you wouldn’t...

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