Throughout 2021, we will be interviewing some of our regular players, as they look back on the past year, and remember some of their favourite Alfred Dunhill Links memories over the years.
THE QUICK INTERVIEW
Britain’s Lee Westwood, winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2003, looks ahead to a promising new year of golf.
Question: In terms of your career, where does 2020 fit in?
Lee Westwood: Pretty high up - winning the Race-to-Dubai for the third time and still winning at the age of 47 made 2020 a great year.
Question: Best moment of 2020?
Lee Westwood: Winning the Race-to-Dubai.
Question: Was there a secret to your success?
Lee Westwood: It’s been a long term thing, relaxing on the course and not worrying about bad shots and being able to move on to the next shot more easily.
Question: What odds would you have given yourself at the start of the year to win the Race-to-Dubai?
Lee Westwood: I did not expect to win at all and I would have given myself pretty long odds.
Question: Off the golf course, what were your main memories of 2020?
Lee Westwood: Covid, lockdowns, sitting on the Peloton bike a lot, using my big green egg and doing jigsaws.
Question: You last won the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2003. Thoughts?
Lee Westwood: I only made one bogey that week on the 2nd hole at St Andrews on the final day and my only albatross on the 9th during the third round at Kingsbarns. Then of course you always remember crossing the Swilken Bridge and wandering up the last.
Question: Do you still remember the albatross?
Lee Westwood: Oh, yes. Holed a 4-iron.
Question: Is that more or less memorable than the hole-in-one in 2019?
Lee Westwood: More than the hole-in-one.
Question: Main Targets for 2021?
Lee Westwood: Keep on improving.
Question: How would a second Alfred Dunhill Links win suit you?
Lee Westwood: The Dunhill Links is a great tournament, it is different playing with amateurs and I do enjoy playing links golf. Another win at some stage would be great.