Lee Westwood wants English events

Lee Westwood isn't very impressed with the 2011 European Tour schedule, which only has two events taking place on English soil.

With England now boasting the world's No 1 player in Westwood himself, and other English golfers like Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter all riding high in the rankings, Westwood believes now is the time to make most of their success.

"I can't get my head around it," said Westwood. "English golf has never been so strong, we have 10 world-class Englishmen and we should all be getting together and playing an English Open or a European Open in England, even if the European Tour has to fund it. If the Tour want me to be an ambassador for an English Open then I am quite happy to do that."

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The BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth in May, and the Open Championship, at Royal St George's in July, are the sole English-based events in 2011.