Masters 2013: Lee Westwood blames par-five scoring
Lee Westwood believes that his form over Augusta's three par-five holes prevented him from mounting a serious challenge at the Masters.
Across his four rounds, the Englishman made three birdies and a bogey on the par-fives as he ended three under par and six shots behind the leading score.
Iain CarterBBC golf correspondent
"England have players in the top 10 enjoying huge success but they are craving the majors. Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose have still to find what works for them when it comes to the biggest weeks of the season."
"The par fives have cost me. I haven't played them well enough," said Westwood after finishing tied for eighth.
"There are not too many negatives. I was on the edge of contention."
The 39-year-old Westwood, who has finished in the top three of all four majors without winning one of golf's biggest prizes, was left reflecting on a final round of 71.
"I know my way around this course and I felt really comfortable on the greens," he said.
"I had my chances out there. I missed from 15 feet at the first and about three feet for an eagle at the second. Quite conceivably I could have been five or six under through eight but wasn't," he added.
Westwood's fellow Englishman
had attracted a lot of backing going into the tournament, but believes his putting prevented him living up to those expectations as he finished on two over.
Rose's best Masters finish was fifth in 2007
"I hit the ball so well this week but struggled to convert with the putter and eventually that led to a couple of mental errors on the back nine and, classic Augusta, if you chase too hard you can make mistakes," he said.
"That was born out of not making the putts and pushing a little bit too hard. Lots of positives to look back on but also some glaring weaknesses so I know where I need to focus my attention."
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