Flight fright for Westwood

Lee endures 'terrible' 31-hour journey

Golfmagic correspondent
Tue, 28 Apr 2009

Lee endures 'terrible' 31-hour journey

Lee Westwood has been describing a ‘treacherous’ plane journey to South Korea for last week’s Ballantine's Championship which left him tired, frustrated and concerned for his safety.

He told a local Nottingham website: “The high point was being alive when we got here.”

He'd celebrated his 36th birthday on Friday but earlier had endured bad weather on a flight to Seoul for the European Tour event on Jeju Island.

The journey lasted 31 hours and Westwood commented: "We tried to land at lunchtime and after a couple of rounds of the airport and flew to Seoul and sat on the tarmac for three hours.

"We had flown from Shanghai, tried to land on the island, failed twice, and were then diverted to Seoul. We then gave up and when we heard there was a later flight, took that and finally got to the hotel at 10 pm. "

He added: "The funniest thing was when we landed in Seoul, a flight attendant said over the tannoy 'Thank you for flying China and Eastern Airlines, we hope you had a nice flight'."



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