Ryder Cup: Delighted Westwood has fun at Gleneagles

Europe's Jamie Donaldson, left, and Lee Westwood celebrate after winning there foursomes match.

Europe's Jamie Donaldson, left, and Lee Westwood celebrate after winning there foursomes match.

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LEE WESTWOOD said he relished the positive environment he and rookie Jamie Donaldson fostered at Gleneagles yesterday.

The European pair contributed a point as their team took a 5-3 lead going into the second day of play in the 40th Ryder Cup.

Worksop’s Westwood and Welshman Donaldson gelled well on their way to a two-hole foursomes victory over Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar.

Westwood, 41, a veteran of nine Ryder Cups, said: “We’ve got ourselves into a good position, we had a great session.

“It was fun out there, we’re trying to have as much fun as we can out there.

“Jamie and I were pretty much smiling all the way around – when you play good golf it makes you happy.

“When you’ve played in a few (Ryder Cups) it’s fun to watch somebody who is making their debut take to it so well. I had no doubts that he would.”

Although the afternoon saw Westwood land his 22nd Ryder Cup point, the morning saw him sit out the action.

But he insisted it wasn’t a problem for him and he was happy to contribute in the second session.

“(It was) not tough at all,” he said. “Having a lie-in was a new thing for me, it was nice.

“We’ve got a really strong side of 12 and somebody is going to have to sit out. We tried to do our bit when called upon this afternoon.”

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