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Tuesday
Mar122013

Outtakes: Westwood On Slow Play, Quitting Social Media

For Feherty watchers this week, featured guest Lee Westwood reminds us why he's one of the most likeable players in the game. Of particular interest to me was the talk of Chubby and Rory.

Anyway, there's a nice group of outtakes that didn't make his engaging chat with David Feherty, which I lapped up on the Feherty page because I'll be taking a break next week when Elmer Fudd Jack Welch and his socks were somehow the featured guest. Kill. Me. Now.

In this clip, Westwood is opposed to the proposed anchoring ban solely because he feels "the horse had bolted" and the governing bodies are "shutting the stable door too late." Instead, he says they are concentrating on the wrong thing instead of slow play, which he says is "the scourge of the modern game. Not the long putter."

Fair enough.

He also talks about giving up Twitter in another outtake that didn't make the show:

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Reader Comments (8)

How does Feherty keep a job in broadcasting?
03.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
One funny bit during the show was when they were discussing how Lee's game hit rock bottom a few years ago and Feherty asked Lee what he would have done if he did end up quitting golf. Lee responded that he would probably get a job broadcasting on the Golf Channel as apparently anyone can do that.
03.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlyn
Have enjoyed all of these in this season so far and I'm not the biggest Azinger fan. Enjoy the relaxed state of these interviews, then again I like DF. Like Geoff stated above, I too will be skipping on Monday.
03.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeeWatson
Lee Westwood comes across as a very down to earth guy (at least to this admittedly biased British viewer). If he manages to get a Grand Slam win on his resume I think it would be a popular win on both sides of the Atlantic.
03.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStiggy
I like Feherty and the show, but to my ear, the music GC uses is only slightly less painful than root canal...
03.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRLL
Stiggy, agreed, I'm a Westwood fan and appreciate his candid opinions and thoughts. One of the few guys on tour that looks like he could take a punch without flinching. Will be pulling for him to win a Major this year.
03.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Z
Really like Westwood, (and I'm from the US), I thought he showed his true colors in 2010 when he lost to Phil at the Masters, both with his classy comments afterwards, but especially the scene of him standing behind (they were blocking his path to the scorer's hut) Phil as he hugged Amy on the 18th. Lee just stood their and smiled even though you knew he was gutted (good Brit term huh) after perhaps his best chance passed him by. Rooting for him big time.
03.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
I think when he lost to Watson at the Open, when a par would have made the playoff, and he was shown banging his head against his locker door, says it all about the guy. Mr. Almost, but man, can he blow strokes around the hole or what? Learn to putt, bud.

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