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Lee Westwood to rejoin PGA Tour in 2012
Lee Westwood will divide his time between Europe and America next year after announcing that he will rejoin the PGA Tour next year.

“Watching Luke do so well in the FedEx Cup tournaments made me want to try it out, too,” said the world No 3, who was displaced by his compatriot at top of the leader board earlier this year.

“I sat there on my sofa and saw how big the events were, that they carry a lot of ranking points,” the 38 year-old explained.

“They look like great courses they play. You need a fresh approach and change every now and again or else you can get stale. I just fancied it. I've been thinking about it for a few months.”

The move will see Westwood compete in the Players Championship at Sawgrass, which he did not contest this year due to scheduling complications, and attempt to qualify for the play-offs and FedEx Cup for the first time.

“It just felt right in Ryder Cup year to commit to a full programme in the United States. The FedEx Cup looked pretty good on TV this year. I thought it would be great to give it a go, having never taken part.” 

The move signals a significant departure for Westwood, who has committed to playing a minimum of 15 events in the US next year, starting with the Accenture World Matchplay in Arizona in February.

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