Published November 20, 2014
Lee Westwood has missed the cut at the Qatar Masters, opening the door for Martin Kaymer to replace him at the top of the rankings.
Westwood shot a 3-over 75 Friday, a day after shooting a 73 in the wind. The Englishman's struggles in Qatar follows a 64th-place finish in last month's European Tour event in Abu Dhabi.
Westwood replaced Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings in October. Kaymer could advance from No. 2 to No. 1 with a second-place finish. He is 10 shots back.
Westwood attributed his poor showing in Qatar to "early-season rust." He expects to improve at next week's Dubai Desert Classic because the course suits him better.