Updated: 24/09/2012 07:31 | By pa.press.net

No rift with McIlroy insists Westwood



Lee Westwood has no issues with Rory McIlroy

Lee Westwood has no issues with Rory McIlroy

Lee Westwood is open to the possibility of partnering Rory McIlroy at the Ryder Cup, dispelling talk of a feud between two of Europe's key players.

Speculation of a rift between the pair has been rife since McIlroy quit the management company Westwood has been with for 20 years, with the two then exchanging views over the split on Twitter.

But according to Westwood, they remain friends and he would love to play alongside the world number one in Medinah next week. Referring to a conversation the pair had at the BMW Championship two weeks ago, he told the Daily Telegraph: "We were talking about it as we were going around Crooked Stick."

He added: "I said to him 'have you had any thoughts about who you are playing with at Medinah? Because if nobody else wants to play with you and you're desperate, I really don`t mind filling in'. We had a laugh about that.

"There is nothing there. Fans must watch us having banter on the course thinking 'so where is this grudge?' So he left the management company I'm with. So what? It was a business decision. There is nothing personal with me.

"There is nothing between us personally that would get in the way. Who wouldn't want to play with Rory when he's in this nick. I'd love to. It'd be good. In fact, it would probably be way better than good, particularly in the four balls. We'd make a ton of birdies."

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18/09/2012 09:59
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How awesome would that pairing be, but I think it will be Rory and GMac paired together, they are great mates and gel together so well. Anyway, its time to spank the Yanks on their home turf.
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Any pairing would be good.

But either Gmac , Westwood or Poulter would be good for Rory.

 

The Captain & Vice Captains shoudl know what they are doing, if not

perhaps they should ask Montgomery for his advice, he was so good.

 

Best of luck to us out there, i shall be watching it all.

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Why do people try to cause trouble, with anyone they are jealous of and hide in the shadows, bloody trolls is a fit name for them. Lee and Rory would make an awesome pairing and I would love to see it happen. Good luck to the Ryder cup team.
18/09/2012 16:24
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In reply to James Taylor and the drunks comment,we have to endure your country mens stupid  shouts of "get in the hole", "mashed potato" **** is that about..? every week on Skys golf coverage,your drunken fans do not know how to behave,and to ask them to behave during this great match....you do not know how to behave on the golf course..
18/09/2012 16:00
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Yes it would be an awesome pairing but only if your a Euro.
Westwood is probably one of the best golfers around and McIlroy is not bad either.
But we will see what happens in the big course. Please lets have golf and less nationalistic drunks.

18/09/2012 17:13
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rory could pair with me  and he would still do the business..LOL
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