Citing a need to work on specific swing positions, Lee Westwood and swing instructor Sean Foley have parted ways. When asked about the split, Westwood made some telling comments:
“I just wanted to work on swing positions and stuff like that a bit more…I didn’t feel like Sean coached like that, so it didn’t really fit what I wanted to do.”
Clearly Foley’s style and methods of teaching were not resonating with Westwood, who has fallen from the No. 1 spot (October 2013) in the Official World Golf Rankings, all the way down to No. 33.
Should be interesting to see who (if any) Westwood adds to his instructional team in the months ahead. Always a solid ball striker, one might think Westy would lean more towards a short-game guru, an area of the game where he seems to be falling behind in recent campaigns. Time will tell!