15 Sep 2010

Westwood will play Ryder Cup

6:06 am on 15 September 2010

The English golfer Lee Westwood is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from injury and is set to be fit for next month's Ryder Cup.

The world number three ruptured the plantaris muscle in his right calf at the French Open in July and has not played since early last month.

However a member of his mangement team says he'll play the Ryder Cup... he's a few days ahead of schedule and everything is progressing very well.

The 37-year-old missed the final major of the year, the USPGA Championship, last month and will not play Tour golf until the Ryder Cup begins at Celtic Manor on October 1st.

In the Ryder Cup, Westwood has been on four victorious European sides - winning 14, losing 10 and halving five of his 29 matches.

However, Westwood struggled to make an impact in the last Ryder Cup in Valhalla in 2008, earning only two halves out of four matches.