Ryder Cupís Dream Team Ė Lee Westwood wants Rory McIlroy as his partner
Lee Westwood killed rumors about a rift with Rory McIlroy. As a matter of fact, the Englishman raised-up his hand to partner with the World No. 1 at the mouthwatering Ryder Cup next week.
Speculation suggests the two golfers haven’t gotten along well since Rory McIlroy left International Sports Management Agency around a year ago. Twitter feeds from Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy suggested the rift between the two Britons was growing stronger.
Lee Westwood told reporters that he wasn’t looking for an easy opportunity to shine at the Ryder’s Cup and that no quandaries between him and Rory McIlroy existed. Well, their body language during the final round of the BMW Championship two weeks ago gave away no inclination of quarrel.
“There is nothing there,” Lee Westwood said. “Fans must watch us having banter on the course thinking ‘so where is this grudge?’ So he left the management company I’m with. So what? It was a business decision. There is nothing personal with me.”
Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy welcomed each other with warm words at the tournament two weeks ago. The World No. 4, Lee Westwood also took the opportunity to inform that it was at this event he suggested Rory McIlroy to partner up with him at Ryder’s Cup.
“We were talking about it as we were going around [the course],” Lee Westwood said. “I said to him ‘have you had any thoughts about who you are playing with at Medinah? Because if nobody else wants to play with you and you’re desperate, I really don’t mind filling in’. We had a laugh about that.”
Talk about Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy pairing up at the Ryder Cup has created a lot of buss. European skipper Jose Maria Olazabal will most certainly be among the intrigued players. The thought of such high profile players playing together will cause a whirlpool of interest in the upcoming days.
We have known that success cannot be guaranteed even if high profile players team up in the hunt for good results. Back in 2004 two American golf legends Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson teamed up to bring the world at its knees, but they didn’t exactly manage to pile up points.
Lee Westwood believes that he and Rory McIlroy would actually pile up a “ton” of points.
“There’s nothing between us personally that would get in the way,” Lee Westwood said. “Who wouldn’t want to play with Rory when he’s in this nick? I’d love to. It would be good. In fact, it would probably be way better than good, particularly in the four-balls. We’d make a ton of birdies.”