Lee Westwood made his 2010 debut in the U.S. two weeks ago at Accenture Match Play. After a week off, he was hoping to be ready for the Florida Swing and then Augusta. Those plans may be on hold.
Westwood tweaked his right knee last week at home in Worksop, England. Although he is at PGA National this week for The Honda Classic, it may only be as a tourist. Westwood is contemplating withdrawing.
“If the tournament started today I probably won’t be able to play.” Westwood said. “I strained my medial ligament and it’s seven to 10 days for a Grade 1 strain.”
Westwood was pulling a boot onto his foot last Thursday and strained the knee.
“I’d love to say snowboarding and man biking,” Westwood said laughing about how he injured himself. “I guess in most people’s line of work they don’t need to use the medial ligament quite as hard as I do.”
The Englishman said the injury is most difficult on his downswing, when the joint in his knee opens up.
Westwood will decide Wednesday if he has to withdraw.