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It will be a disgrace if Westwood Is No. 1

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posted Oct 7, 2010

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Oh dear oh dear...........
So, if someone is consistent, playing well - real well, consistently in the top ten, has to take 7 weeks off due to injury yet comes back as good as ever, he cant be world number 1 as he hasnt won a major.
By your definition, when Paul Lawrie fluked the 4 rounds of his life, are you seriously saying that his achievement made HIM worthy of a world number 1 status?

Pity we cant give zero stars......

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posted Oct 7, 2010

He is a bottler! simple as that

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posted Oct 7, 2010

at least if westwood is or isnt number one.or infact if he deserves it or not.it will be real.
not like the pathetic sport of wrestling that you seem to enjoy.
leave the golf boards alone and get back to your 'action man' set.
and for the record,lee westwood has been the most consistant player in the world these last 2 years therefore he deserves to be number one in the world.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Being Number one in golf is about being consistent not just about winning one tournament - he has been the most consistent golfer in the last two years and would be currently the best golfer in the world .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Phil Mickleson and Martin Kaymer have been more consitant than Westwood over the last two years

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Robbo_wont_be_champ_again - bear in mind Westy isn't setting out to be the world number 1 in some ranking chart - he is just out to play as good as he can week in, week out, and ideally (obviously) win as many majors as he can in his career. The fact he is playing so consistently well is what has put him up near the top of the rankings. You can argue the system is flawed (what is Tiger Woods average finishing position in tournaments this year yet he is ranked number 1....), but, flawed or not, its just a number - meaningless when reminiscing over a career in old age, BUT, deserved number 1 if he finishes in the top 2 this week? Definitely....

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posted Oct 7, 2010

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Phil Mickleson and Martin Kaymer have been more consitant than Westwood over the last two years

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No they havent - if they had then both of them would of been above him in the rankings .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Yes but they have both won more notable tournaments than westwood!

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"He is a bottler! simple as that"
Robbo....You know Mr. Westwood that well do you? Truth is you have absolutely no idea why he hasn't won a major yet and there may be many reasons.
The way the ranking system is set up is the same for everyone. If you enter any sporting contest, all you can do is turn up and do your best against whoever else turns up. The fact is that Lee Westweood has maintained a consistently high standard of play over a sustained period of time and by so doing has acquired sufficient points to take him to the No.2 spot. If he makes it to No.1 it will be thoroughly deserved and will not be for any other reason than he played the game well and to the rules as they stand. Surely that is all he can do?

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posted Oct 7, 2010

This is a ridiculous statement by the OP.

By the same criteria how can you justify Woods being number one on account of the majors that he won a very long time ago.


Westwood is clearly the best golfer in the world right now, and by a considerable margin, and if he is to make it to number one (he could do by not playing at all, but he wants to do it by playing), the rankings for the first time in at least the last 18 months will actually reflect who really is the best golfer in the world.

Westwood has finished consistently higher than any other player in the last 10 majors.
Zero stars for a dreadful article, and zero stars for your wind up attempt.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Yes but they have both won more notable tournaments than westwood!

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Still doesnt make them the most consistent golfers in the world over the last two years though does it .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Careful Taylormade, he'll delete your comment if you point out the blatant holes in his ridiculous argument.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

I wonder if he knows that both Kaymer and Mickleson have played more tournaments than Westwood over the two year period yet have scored less points than him

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comment by markyjl (U6722569)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Go away Robbo and come back when your mum isn't dressing you for school anymore.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

comment by Robbo_wont_be_champ_again (U14343259)
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Phil Mickleson and Martin Kaymer have been more consitant than Westwood over the last two years

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This was your inital comment - do you still stand by it or are you changing it now . I would also like you to show me or point out exactly when he has bottled anything .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

So we're all agreed then, the ranking system may not be perfect (depending on your interpretation of No.1)but it is what it is and whoever holds the No.1 spot does so on merit?
P.S. World Ranked No.1 does not mean just today, this week or the last month and the calculations are not adjusted accordingly.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Westwood had a chance to win the US Open in 2008 and bottled it and got beaten by a player playing on one leg.

He also had a chance to win the Masters this year until Mickleson completly out classed him.

He was even leading against Stricker in the singles on Monday and lost.

My point being the when it comes to the big stage he cannot cope with the pressure.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

You do realise he shot under par in every single one of those rounds and when someone plays better than you in one round it doesnt mean you have bottled it - it just means someone played better that day . Can you understand that or is it easier to just call them a bottler .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Robbo,

Name one player who has been better than Westwood over the course of the last year.
Bet you can't.
Incidently, being outclassed by someone in one tournament doesn't mean you bottled it, it means the other player played better on that occassion.
Ask every player in the top 20 who is currently the best player in the world and I bet every single one of them would say Lee Westwood.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Just seen that you seem to be a wrestling fan - so how come someone who watchs something which is fake and fixed have any idea about a true sport .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Name one player who has been better than Westwood over the course of the last year.
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Kaymer

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comment by JAS (U1741944)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Robbo = WUM .... Pure and simple,

So in your clearly well worked out and intelligent opinion tell us who YOU think should be number 1??? What's that...,you never actually thought about putting a reasoned argument together therefore you have no clue who the World number1 actually should be....I think we'd already worked that one out.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Name one player who has been better than Westwood over the course of the last year.
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Kaymer

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How come he hasnt got more world ranking points than Westwood in that period - he is ahead of westwood by 20,000 euros on the race to dubai but has played 7 more events . You mention Westwood bottling it in the Ryder Cup Singles - did you see Kaymer in the singles - thrashed .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Robbo you are completely missing the point, Westwood is playing the golf of a world number 1 and has been for 2yrs now, consistent in major's without winning them, even Mickelson's coach Butch Harmon stated that Westwood was the best player in the world at the moment.

Woods lost the USPGA last year despite leading it, is he a bottler??

Kaymer, has lost a number of tournemants from winning positions, yet he is a more worthy number 1 for you?

Learn something about the sport before you comment on it

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Lee has been the best player in the world for at least a year, so i can't agree that the rankings showing him as number is an injustice.
It would be most deserved.

As for the bottler thing, i just don't get people saying that.
Was Tiger a bottler before he won the 2007 Masters??

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Everyone and their granny knows tiger is not the best player in the world in 2010 the rankings should reflect that, but to be replaced by a man whose won 5 tournaments in 7 years only highlights further what a farce the rankings really are.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

1997 Masters even!! <doh>

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posted Oct 7, 2010

As for the bottler thing, i just don't get people saying that.
Was Tiger a bottler before he won the 2007 Masters??
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I think you will find he won alot of majors before 2007 pal

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Gooner, surely the fact the rankings reward consistency in the top tournaments ie Westwood, shows they work long term, hence why mickleson hasb't replaced woods, he may have won the masters this year but he's done sod all since

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posted Oct 7, 2010

I've already corrected myself bucko

Keep up

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posted Oct 7, 2010

ok just seen your correction.

When Tiger won the Masters in 1997 he was just 22. So before that he was still raw.

Lee Westwood is now 37. So dont really get your comment

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Im still waiting to hear why the most consistent golfer in the last two years shouldnt be the current number one .

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posted Oct 7, 2010

My comment is merely to illustrate, just because he hasn't yet won a Major doesn't mean he has bottled anything.

And regardless, who said a bottler couldn't be world number 1?? Greg Norman? 331 weeks at number 1!!

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Greg Norman? 331 weeks at number 1!!


Yes and also he won two majors!

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posted Oct 7, 2010

TM4G.. You make a good point about the wrestling, especially in light of the OP's original article, quote:
"Sorry Lee if you become World number one it will be the biggest joke in Sport."
I don't think Wrestling will ever relinquish that title, not with a fight anyway!
(Freudian slip there.)

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"Yes and also he won two majors!"

True but was he not a shining beacon of bottle-dom??
Unquestionably. So the Majors point is irrelevant in that a 'bottler' can be number 1.

Not that i agree Lee is a bottler.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Lee westwood is the man

nuff said

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"Greg Norman? 331 weeks at number 1!!


Yes and also he won two majors!"

Yep and he also lost a lot from winning postions against Tway, and most notoriosuly faldo to name but 2.

But i guess you think a major winner alone should be number 1 so in that case you should consider Gmac and Oosthuizen as well!

Come on Major or not the most consitent player should be number 1. After all Stricker hasn't won a major yet he's number 4! or should he be 40! Get serious and back your arguement up with something other than he's a bottler!

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Anyone who regards Wrestling as one of their interests cannot be taken seriously. Robbo, you are a laughing stock who clearly knows nothing about proper sport.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Top 10 finishes, top 20 finishes who cares how many times has he brought home the win in the last 2 years

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posted Oct 7, 2010

October 2009 Portugal Masters,
November 2009 Dubai WOrld Championship
June 2010 St Jude Classic

So he has brought home the bacon 3 x in the last 12 months, plus all his top 10 and high finishes in the majors i'd say pretty good and conistent enough to be at the top

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Gooner, how many times has Woods won in the last year? Idiot.

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comment by JAS (U1741944)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Robbo...quit while your behind. Your OP is non-sensical, you have no credible argument to back it up, your replies are laughable, you have no credibility for passing a credible sporting opinion ( you watch wrestlig ffs!!!).

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Robbo and Gooner, instead of making simplistic comments about a sport you clearly don't understand, why don't you put forward constructive arguments about who you think should be world number 1 based on stats and rationale

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