Cape Town - Lee Westwood has hired an ex-professional snooker as his sports psychologist, in a bid to improve his putting.
Westwood endured a miserable time on the greens at the Ryder Cup, with the veteran British player missing a series of putts during Europe’s defeat to America.
The 43-year-old suffered an up and down opening round at the Turkish Airlines Open on Thursday, yet he has enjoyed something of a resurgence since the Ryder Cup.
He finished third at the British Masters, with manager Chubby Chandler revealing that he is working with Chris Henry - a former snooker player turned psychologist.
"He finished third at the British Masters and he started that week with a sports psychologist who is a bit different - a snooker player called Chris Henry,” Chandler told The Mirror website.
"The magical words obviously worked. He got him to quicken up his putting routine - he has to hit it within six seconds from the moment he stands over it.
"It has definitely helped him, definitely cleared his brain out.
"He has missed a few putts over the years that have mattered and it does get harder.
“That is why he is using this guy to help re-wire the brain a bit and instead of thinking it is going to miss, thinking it is going to go in."