Worksop star set for Open

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Lee Westwood has returned to the scene of his US Open debut excited about the possibility that, 14 years later, it will be where his wait for a first win ends.

The Worksop man has been drawn to go around along side Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer when play gets underway at Congressional on Thursday.

Donald is the current world number one, with that crown having passed between Westwood and Kaymer before that, and the former cannot wait for the tournament to start.

“It should be a great week - I’m very excited,” said Westwood, who finished 19th at Congressional near Washington in 1997. “My first impressions were it was a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be. The toughness of a US Open set-up takes you by surprise when you’ve never played it before. I think it’s probably the toughest test of all four majors. You seem to see the highest score winning here compared to the others.”