Lee Westwood returns today to the event which has given him more misery than any other in his career.
In 10 trips to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, England’s world number one has never made it beyond the second round.
And now he has to face a former winner on the opening day in Arizona – ex-Ryder Cup teammate Henrik Stenson, called into the 64-man field at the weekend when Japan’s Toru Taniguchi withdrew with neck trouble.
Defending champion Ian Poulter relayed a message from the Swede, champion in 2007, to Westwood on arrival in Tucson.
“Henrik says you better bring your ‘A’ game No 1,” tweeted Poulter. “He fancies getting hold of that trophy again.”
People talk about Westwood’s career lacking only a major, but he does not have a victory in any of the World Golf Championships series yet either.
The 37-year-old from Worksop has had second place finishes in all three of the WGC stroke play events just like he has at the The Open and Masters.