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Lee Westwood accepts late entry to British Masters

Reigning European No. 1 Lee Westwood has changed his mind, and his schedule, after accepting a sponsor's invitation to play in this week's British Masters.

After missing the cut in the European PGA Championship, which finishes on Monday, Westwood insisted he would be taking a week off.

In fact after he joked he "might take a year off", he sparked stories in some tabloid British newspapers that he was willing to sacrifice playing to dedicate himself to swing changes he is undergoing in order to improve his game.

However the 28-year-old Englishman said on Monday he is keen to play.

"I think it's better to play more than less in view of the little I've played so far this year," said Westwood.

He currently lies 143rd on the Order of Merit after playing only four European Tour-counting events this year, and is likely to drop further after the Volvo PGA Championship finishes.

The British Masters, at the new Marquess course at Woburn, has attracted a top field, with seven-time European No. 1 Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke, Michael Campbell and defending champion Gary Orr joining Westwood.


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