Lee Westwood admits to feeling "jaded" ahead of Open Championship

Lee Westwood in action on the fourth hole during day three of the Maybank Malaysian Open on April 19, 2014
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Lee Westwood believes that his current attitude towards golf will prevent him from challenging at competitions.

Lee Westwood has revealed that he is finding it difficult to enjoy playing competitive golf this season ahead of next week's Open Championship.

A difficult second day at the Scottish Open saw the former world number one miss his third successive cut, and he believes that his current attitude towards the sport will make it difficult for him to challenge for titles.

"It's not links practice I need, it's just practice in general," Westwood told reporters. "It wouldn't matter what golf course I was playing on at the moment, I would still struggle and I need to sort that out.

"I just played a lot of golf at the start of the season and didn't feel like playing to be honest. I am going to have to start scheduling better. It's been a train wreck the schedule I've played.

"I would say the spark is not there at the moment. If I could start hitting it that would be nice. When I look at my schedule for the rest of the year it's too many tournaments, especially when you are 41 years of age. You get jaded and you need to be keen every time you tee it up."

Westwood's most recent victory came in April's Malaysian Open.

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