Lee Westwood determined to bounce back

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Despite seeing Phil Mickelson win The Open on Sunday, Lee Westwood is determined to come back stronger, starting with a challenge for the title at the USPGA Championship in Rochester next month.

The 40-year-old saw his last day lead slip at The Open, but remains positive he is not going to let the disappointment get to him as he told the Daily Telegraph: "I'm not going to walk around feeling sorry for myself, and I don't want anyone else feeling sorry for me,".

The world number 10 also confirmed that he was happy with his game over the course of the weekend at The Open, ahead of his next outing at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron on August 1 stating: "I didn't feel like I was striking the ball well but I putted lovely and I made my fair share so there was a lot of positives to take."

Westwood also confirmed that he will continue to plug away in the hope of securing his first major in the near future: "I have to be strong enough to want to keep putting myself in this position, or I'll never get the chance to finish one off." he said.

Although he intends to take a week's holiday before the Bridgestone invitational, the Nottinghamshire man revealed he is determined not become despondent with the game as he confirmed: "I'm not too disappointed. I don't really get disappointed with golf any more."

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