Lee Westwood upbeat on Masters chances despite five-shot deficit
Last Updated: 14/04/13 2:42am
Lee Westwood believes he can celebrate his 60th major with a breakthrough victory despite being five shots off the lead at the Masters.
The Englishman lost ground on the lead after a one-over 73 that included bogeys at the fourth and seventh and a lone birdie at the ninth.
Westwood, third last year and runner-up in 2010, admitted his failure to pick up any shots on the four par fives had been costly.
"If you can catch it up around anywhere, it's around this golf course," he said.
"I just didn't make it up on the par-fives today, only parred all of them. It was a 73 that could have been a 70, but I still feel like I'm going to have a chance on Sunday."
Westwood finished on two under alongside veteran Bernhard Langer, who insisted he can land an unlikely third Masters crown at the age of 55.
"I said it's very difficult to win on a long golf course like this and I still stick to that," said Langer, who carded one birdie and one bogey in a solid 72.
"But at the same time I say it's going to happen that a senior player is going to win a major championship.
"Tom Watson almost did it obviously on a little shorter golf course at Turnberry, Fred Couples can do it any given moment, and there's a few of us that might do it, too. It's going to happen sooner or later."