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Lee Westwood has declared his wonky knee along with the stain of his groin that he injured when slipping on his way to the first tee at the Alstom Open de France, will not keep him from competing at The Open. Royal Lytham and St Annes is his intended destination, so he will rest the injuries this week, which means missing this weeks Scottish Open.
Lee tweaked the knee and strained his groin when he slipped walking to the first at Le Golf National before the third round in Paris. The minor tweak was responsible for him shooting a 76 after his fall, and he dropped out of contention at the tournament, which caused concern that his injuries could prevent him for competing at the season’s third major, The Open. Lee will be there a week on Thursday as he once again looks to secure that elusive first Major title. Lee spoke about the incident;
” It’s not the only place that it rains, England, it rains in France as well and I had a little slip last Saturday walking to the first tee and just strained my groin a little bit and hurt my knee. But it seems to have worn off and I’ve played my way through it and should be okay for The Open next week. It’s never good to be injured, but especially when there’s something big coming up and it’s right in the middle of the season like The Open. It happened two years ago when I injured my leg and I couldn’t play for most of August and September and picked it up again at the Ryder Cup. So you never want injuries but occasionally silly things happen and you just have to get on with it “