08 Jun '11, 11pm

DTN Thailand: Westwood preps for US Open with PGA title defence: Lee Westwood returns to TPC Southwind this week...

Lee Westwood returns to TPC Southwind this week to defend his St. Jude Classic crown and put the finishing touches on his preparations for the US Open golf championship. While some players prefer to take the week off before a major, Westwood said he didn't hesitate to put the tournament on his schedule. "This was one of the first ones that went in," the Englishman said. "It's a priority for me to try to come and defend whenever I can, and I like to play the week before a major championship. "I was fairly sure I was going to use this as one of my three invites," added Westwood, whose US tour schedule is limited since he is no longer a member of the American circuit. Westwood believes the 7,239-yard, par-70 Southwind layout is a good warm-up for the US Open, which will be held at Congressional, in suburban Washington. "It certainly demands that you hit the fairways and hit t...

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