Westwood finds infamous Janzen tree

June, 17, 2012
06/17/12
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SAN FRANCISCO -- At the 498-yard par-4 fifth hole, Lee Westwood's drive went into the trees and it never came down. The 39-year-old Englishman, who is looking for his first major championship win, didn't have the same luck as Lee Janzen, who found the same trees in 1998.

Janzen's ball would eventually fall out of the trees as he walked back to the tee, a break that would prove to be decisive in his 1-stroke win over Payne Stewart.

Westwood had to hit another ball and he would go on to make a double bogey to fall to 4-over for the tournament and 2-over in his final round.

It will be interesting to see what that stroke of bad luck does for Westwood's chances of a breakthrough win in a major.

Farrell Evans covers golf for ESPN and can be contacted at evans.espn@gmail.com.

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