Westwood chases American dream

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LEE Westwood will tee off at tomorrow’s PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, looking to win his first major, writes Liam Norcliffe.

The worksop legend has struggled for consistency, and is not fancied by many heading into the final major of the season.

Ladbrookes bookmakers’ have him behind Tiger Woods (10/1), Luke Donald (16/1) and Rory Mcllroy (20/1) to take the title as he aims to improve on his third place position in 2009.

Following on from the controversy in 2010 when Dustin Johnson was penalised two shots after he scraped the bunker with his club when taking a shot, this major will see the bunkers declared as `waste areas’ so that the same scenario does not occur again.

Over 30,000 spectators are expected at the event, with Westwood teeing off at 1:50pm UK time.

Although Westwood will put pressure on himself to perform, lower expectations from his followers could result in him leaving his best finish until last.