Westwood qualifies for Players Championship - through NOT playing!

Lee Westwood rises up the rankings without having to strike a ball

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Wed, 3 May 2017

Westwood qualifies for Players Championship - through NOT playing!


Lee Westwood booked his spot at the Players Championship - by NOT playing.

Through taking a week’s rest, the Englishman rose from 53rd in the world rankings to 50th, getting him into the PGA Tour’s flagship event at TPC Sawgrass.

Two of the players he jumped - Hideto Tanihara and Russell Henley - both competed in the Zurich Classic, but the tournament did not count towards ranking points.

Nice work if you can get it!