⚠️⚠️ Things are not going well for Lee Westwood in LIV – at all 😬😬 Lee Westwood yet to earn single point in LIV Golf this season as future questioned

⚠️⚠️ Things are not going well for Lee Westwood in LIV – at all 😬😬
Lee Westwood yet to earn single point in LIV Golf this season as future questioned

Lee Westwood has struggled mightily since defecting from the PGA Tour in 2022, as the former world No. 1 golfer has yet to score a single point in LIV Golf this season
Lee Westwood’s persistent struggles in LIV Golf are a far-cry from the incredible success he achieved on the PGA Tour.

Through six events in the Saudi-backed league, Westwood has yet to earn a single point. The former world No. 1 golfer is ranked dead last in the standings and tied with Kalle Samooja, Hudson Swafford and Anthony Kim for 52nd place.

Fortunately for Westwood, he is in no danger of being relegated from LIV Golf – for now. Thanks to his standing as captain of the Majesticks GC, the 51-year-old is currently exempt from being dropped.

At the end of each season of LIV Golf, the six golfers that occupy 45th to 50th place on the leaderboard are barred from competing in the ensuing year. Westwood actually found himself below the relegation line in 2023 – placing 45th with just seven points – but was spared from being dropped due to a technicality in his contract.

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Chase Koepka, James Piot, Sihwan Kim and Jediah Morgan did not receive such favourable treatment, as the four struggling players were shown the door. Martin Kaymer finished well within the drop zone at 49th, though his captaincy role with the Cleeks ensured he wouldn’t be booted from LIV Golf.

It remains to be seen how long LIV Golf will allow its captains to flounder with no threat of relegation. Should their struggles persist, the league could look to implement a new rule-change or perhaps throw away the contract caveat that’s benefitted Westwood and Kaymer.

It wasn’t too long ago that Westwood stood as one of the best players on the PGA Tour. Over four decades, he amassed 44 professional tournament wins and has appeared in 11 Ryder Cups, winning seven of them for Europe. The Englishman also finished as runner-up three times in Major Championships, including the Masters in 2010 and 2016.

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