March 1 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- A year ago, a final-round 63 was too little, too late for Lee Westwood, who wound up fourth at The Honda Classic.
He hopes not to be in that position this time around.
Westwood shot a 68 Friday, putting him at 6 under at this year's event and in contention with two rounds to go. Two of the last three years, Westwood has finished in the top 10 here.
"I missed a good chance at 16 and didn't birdie the last," Westwood said of two missed opportunities late in his round Friday "That could really have put some pressure on."
Still, there should be less pressure on Westwood heading into the weekend.
"I always played this golf course pretty well," he said. "I'm pleased with the way I played the first couple of days and should be in decent position."
A short commute can only help, too.
Westwood moved just down the street from PGA National, buying a house next to Charl Schwartzel at Old Palm.
"It's nice to not have to pack a suitcase," Westwood said. "It's nice to go home and have dinner with the kids and sleep in your own bed."