Lee Westwood ends brief spell with coach Sean Foley
Lee Westwood is looking for a new coach after confirming he has split with Sean Foley after a brief spell together.
Last Updated: 13/02/14 10:48am
Westwood had only been working with Foley, who coaches Tiger Woods and Justin Rose, since before last year's Open Championship at Muirfield where he finished third after taking a two-stroke lead into the final round.
Since then he has recorded only one top-10 finish on the European Tour, ending 2013 winless, and he has slumped down the world rankings to 33rd.
Westwood also started 2014 in slow fashion with a share of 47th in the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open and a missed cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
He has now confirmed, as he prepared for this week's Northern Trust Open at Riviera in Los Angeles, that a split with Foley happened at the end of last year.
"I just wanted to work on swing positions and stuff like that a bit more. I didn't feel like Sean coached like that, so it didn't really fit what I wanted to do," Westwood said.
"I felt like I had the game that got me to world number one. And I was working on stuff that I didn't work on back then, so it made sense to go back to what I was working on before."
Asked about the process of finding a new coach, he added: "I have things in the pipeline. Nobody has got any need to apply."