Lee Westwood looking forward to Travelers Championship return

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Lee Westwood has set his sights on a sixth top-10 finish of the 2013 season as he returns to play the Travelers Championship at River Highlands for the first time since 2005.

The world number 12 has only once featured at the Connecticut tournament - finishing in 51st place eight years ago - but is determined to produce a strong performance on an unfamiliar course, off the back of last week's US Open, where he ended up in tied-15th place.

With four straight top-10s this year, including a tie for eighth at the Masters and the Players Championship, Westwood will look to make the most of the considerably wider fairways this week by attacking the pin placements much like the rest of the field.

"Some fairways you go, 'Wow, this is a big fairway' because obviously, they were narrow and tight last week [at Merion] and there were massive penalties for missing it," the 40-year-old explained.

"Obviously, you will look for more under par scores this week. You don't want U.S. Open stress too often. It would drive you mad if you played that kind of test all the time. 

"It's nice to be back on a course where under par is going to win. I enjoyed it last time I played it. I like the golf course."

Westwood's return to River Highlands coincides with the fact he is now based in the United States, having moved to West Palm Beach, Florida at the back end of last year.

"Normally after the US Open, I would go home (overseas) and play the French Open, the Irish Open things like that," he added. "Now that I have moved to the States, it makes it easier for me to stay on after the US Open and play this event."





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