Lee Westwood sobs as he acknowledges the USA’s humiliation may be his final Ryder Cup appearance.
In what could have been his final Ryder Cup match, an emotional Westwood secured a point against Harris English with his son as caddie.
Following Europe’s humiliating Ryder Cup defeat to America at Whistling Straits, Lee Westwood broke down in tears, stating that his appearance in Wisconsin could be his last as a member of Team Europe.
The hosts crushed the Europeans from the start, winning all three days and not losing a single session (winning four and tying one) en route to a crushing 19-9 triumph, which set a new record for the greatest Ryder Cup winning margin in modern history.
Despite the American thrashing, there was some good news for Westwood and his teammates on day three, as the Englishman won his singles match against Harris English 1 UP, in what is expected to be his final appearance in blue and gold.
As he broke down during his green-side interview following his match with English, the occasion, and the possibility of never playing in the event again felt all too much for Europe’s all-time appearance maker.
“I remarked to Harris on the green there it might be my last match and I don’t really want it to be,” a tearful Westwood stated.”
“It [the Ryder Cup]obviously means a lot to me, which is why I’m crying right now,” he continued. You realize you’re playing for other people this week and putting your heart and soul into it.” Despite the defeat, the Englishman expressed his support for European captain Padraig Harrington, whom he says ‘did everything right’ as skipper despite the humiliating result.
“I think it’s right up there with the most cohesive squad I’ve ever played on,” Westwood said. Padraig, you know, pretty much did everything correctly.
“When you get beaten by a better team, you just have to hold your hands up, and that’s exactly what happened this week.”
After being projected to head the European squad in Italy in 2023, the 48-year-old – who has played in 11 Ryder Cups and served as vice captain in one – has pondered the possibility of captaining the team in the not-too-distant future.
“Obviously, I’d love [to], as I’ve played in 11 Ryder Cups and served as Thomas’ vice captain in Paris, and it.”