Lee Westwood: 'Course will not favour USA'

Westwood: 'Course will not favour USA'
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Lee Westwood doubts that the course layout at Medinah will favour the American team.

Lee Westwood has insisted that the course at Medinah Country Club will not favour either side.

The course has very little rough on the edge of the greens or fairways but Westwood believes that the design will not benefit Europe's rivals.

"I've played here in America pretty much all year and I haven't seen a golf course that's had no rough down the side of the fairways and no rough around the greens," said the former world number one. "This is not a golf course that either team is particularly used to and I can't see how it suits one team or the other to be perfectly honest.

"I would say the last time I played a golf course set up like this was The Belfry in 2002, and we set that up for ourselves.

"That's a weird one to me, but you have to do what you feel is right as a team captain for your team."

You can follow live text coverage of the opening day in Chicago on Sports Mole beginning at 12.30pm.

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