Who's who: Lee Westwood

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Who's who: Lee Westwood

  • Name:

    Lee John Westwood
  • Also known as:

    Westie
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    April 24, 1973 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Worksop GC, Notts.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1993
  • Website:

    https://www.leewestwood.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1997, '99, 2002, '04, '06, '08, '10, '12, '14, '16). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA, Asian, Japan and Australasian Tours. European Tour Order of Merit winner (2000, '09). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (2011).

Did you know?

Lee Westwood, also known as "Westy', is a current European and PGA Tour player, who has won tournaments on virtually every continent and on every major professional tour. He has won over 20 European Tour events, and come second or third in five major championships.

Westwood has played in every Ryder Cup since 1997, which is a testament to his longevity and quality as a top-flight tour professional. Westwood has played in ten Ryder Cups, equal to Bernhard Langer and Christy O'Connor Snr. Only Nick Faldo (11) and Phil Mickelson (11) have played in more.

Westwood's wife Laurae is the sister of Scottish Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart.

Top tournaments won by Lee Westwood

2020
Europe
269 (-19)
US$1,166,660
HSBC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship presented by EGA (Jan 16-19; first of four Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events in 2020). Second-placed Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) and Victor Perez (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded his 25th European Tour win. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].

2018
Africa
273 (-15)
$1,250,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 8-11; seventh of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded his third win in this event and first European Tour win for four years. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

2015
Asia
281 (-7)
US$135,000
CIMB

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

US$135,000

Title sponsor

CIMB

Played as the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters (April 23-26; Asian Tr event). Westwood (Eng) beat Chapchai Nirat (Thai) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to win his third Indonesian Masters title. [Royale Jakarta GC, Jakarta, Indonesia].

2014
Asia
280 (-8)
US$180,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

US$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thailand Golf Championship (Dec 11-14; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Martin Kaymer (Ger) and Marcus Fraser (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng), who won this event for the second time. [Amata Spring CC, Bangkok, Thailand].

2014
Asia
270 (-18)
US$458,330
Maybank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

US$458,330

Title sponsor

Maybank

Played as the Maybank Malaysian Open (April 17-20; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Nicolas Colsaerts (Belg), Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) finished 7 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who claimed his 40th career win as a professional. [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

2012
Asia
272 (-16)
US$118,875
CIMB

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$118,875

Title sponsor

CIMB

Played as the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS (April 19-22; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Thaworn Wiratchant (Thai) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Westwood (Eng). [Royale Jakarta GC, Jakarta, Indonesia].

2012
Europe
269 (-19)
€250,000
Nordea

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

Nordea

Played as the Nordea Masters (June 6-9). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who claimed his third win in this event. [Stadium course, Bro Hof Slott GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

2011
Asia
Blackstone GC
276 (-12)
US$526,546
Ballantine's

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Blackstone GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

US$526,546

Title sponsor

Ballantine's

Played as the Ballantine's Championship (Apr 28-May 1; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded his second straight win in Asia. [Blackstone GC, Icheon, Seoul, S Korea].

2011
Africa
273 (-15)
$1,250,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Dec 1-4; Sunshine Tr event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Robert Karlsson (Swe) finished 2 shots defending champion Westwood (Eng). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

2011
Asia
266 (-22)
US$158,500
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

US$158,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Thailand Golf Championship (Dec 15-18; Asian Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Westwood (Eng), whose opening round 12-under par 60 set up his wire-to-wire win. [Amata Spring CC, Bangkok, Thailand].

2011
Asia
269 (-19)
US$118,875
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

US$118,875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Indonesian Masters (April 21-24; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng), whose third Asian Tour win came on his 38th birthday. [Royale Jakarta GC, Jakarta, Indonesia].

2010
Africa
271 (-17)
$1,200,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$1,200,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Dec 2-5; Sunshine Tr event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) finished 8 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

2010
America
270 (-10)
$1,008,000
Smith & Nephew

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

Smith & Nephew

Played as the St Jude Classic presented by Smith & Nephew (June 10-13). Westwood (Eng) beat Robert Karlsson (Swe) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole, to claim his second PGA Tour win. Robert Garrigus (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

2009
Awards
€4,237,762
US$1,500,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Score

€4,237,762

Prize money

US$1,500,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

Westwood (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2009 Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) winner. Westwood finished the season with European Tour earnings of €4,237,762, which included his Race to Dubai winner's bonus of US$1,500,000. Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was second with €3,610,000; Martin Kaymer (Ger) was third with €2,864,342. This was Westwood's second European Tour Order of Merit title, and the first year the name Race to Dubai replaced the title Order of Merit.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

€500,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve].

2009
Europe
265 (-23)
€830,675
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

€830,675

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the inaugural Dubai World Championship presented by DP World (Nov 19-22; conclusion of Eurpn Tr's season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Ross McGowan (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who also secured the inaugural Race to Dubai title. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2009
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Westwood (Eng) won his third European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

2009
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Westwood (Eng) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2007
Europe
268 (-20)
€166,660
Valle Romano

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Aloha

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

Valle Romano

Played as the inaugural Valle Romano Open de Andalucia (May 10-13). Second-placed Phillip Archer (Eng) and Fredrik Andersson-Hed (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who celebrated his first European Tour win for four years. [Aloha GC, Costa del Sol, Spain].

2007
Europe
273 (-15)
€434,727
Quinn Direct

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€434,727

Title sponsor

Quinn Direct

Played as the Quinn Direct British Masters (Sept 20-23). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].

2003
Europe
269 (-19)
€300,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Alex Čejka (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng). [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€705,094

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill Links Championship (Sept 25-28). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng). [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].

2000
Awards
69.62
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Score

69.62

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Westwood (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Ernie Els (RSA) was second with 69.67; Michael Campbell (NZ) was third with 70.25.

2000
Europe
276 (-12)
€396,280
Smurfit

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

€396,280

Title sponsor

Smurfit

Played as the Smurfit European Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Westwood (Eng). [Ryder Cup course course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time known as the Palmer course].

2000
Europe
273 (-15)
€450,000
Deutsche Bank/SAP

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€450,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank/SAP

Played as the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe (May 18-21). Second-placed Emanuele Canonica (Ita) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].

2000
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Westwood (Eng) won his second European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

2000
Awards
€3,125,147
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Score

€3,125,147

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Westwood (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2000 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €3,125,147 on the Tour. Darren Clarke (N.Ire) was second with €2,717,965; Ernie Els (RSA) was third with €2,017,248.

2000
Africa
274 (-14)
R316,000
Dimension Data

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

R316,000

Title sponsor

Dimension Data

Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Jan 27-30; Sunshine Tr 1999/2000 season). Second-placed Tom Gillis (USA) finished 5 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].

2000
Europe
266 (-18)
€166,660
Belgacom

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

Belgacom

Played as the Belgacom Open (Sept 21-24; played for last time until 2018). Second-placed Eduardo Romero (Arg) finished 4 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who claimed his second Belgian Open title and fifth win of the season. [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].

2000
Europe
276 (-12)
€170,276
Compaq

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

€170,276

Title sponsor

Compaq

Played as the Compaq European Grand Prix (June 22-25). Second-placed Fredrik "Freddie" Jacobson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Hunting course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].

2000
Europe
270 (-14)
€266,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Michael Campbell (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [King's course, Kungsängen GC, nr Stockholm].

2000
Europe
38th hole
£250,000
Cisco Systems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

38th hole

Prize money

£250,000

Title sponsor

Cisco Systems

Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship (Oct 5-8). Westwood (Eng) beat defending champion Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a birdie at the 38th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1999
Europe
270 (-14)
€210,000
Canon

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

€210,000

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon European Masters (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

1999
Europe
269 (-15)
€186,660
TNT

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

€186,660

Title sponsor

TNT

Played as the TNT Dutch Open (July 22-25). Second-placed Gary Orr (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng), who shot a final round 8-under-par 63 to secure the win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].

1999
Europe
271 (-17)
€316,660
Smurfit

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€316,660

Title sponsor

Smurfit

Played as the Smurfit European Open (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) and Peter O'Malley (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded back-to-back European Tour wins. [Ryder Cup course course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time known as the Palmer course].

1999
Asia
275 (-9)
US$32,300
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

US$32,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Macau Open (April 15-18; Asian Tr event). Westwood (Eng) beat Andrew Pitts (USA) at the second playoff hole. [Macau G&CC, Macau, China].

1998
Europe
276 (-8)
£141,660
Standard Life

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

£141,660

Title sponsor

Standard Life

Played as the Standard Life Loch Lomond (July 8-11). Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus), Dennis Edlund (Swe), David Howell (Eng), Eduardo Romero (Arg) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 4 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].

1998
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Westwood (Eng) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

1998
Europe
265 (-23)
£183,340
Deutsche Bank - SAP

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

£183,340

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank - SAP

Played as the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng). [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].

1998
Europe
271 (-17)
£108,330
National Car Rental

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

National Car Rental

Played as the National Car Rental English Open (June 4-7). Second-placed Greg Chalmers (Aus) and Olle Karlsson (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded back-to-back European Tour wins. [Hanbury Manor CC, Ware, Herts].

1998
Japan
271 (-13)
¥40million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 19-22; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Japan Tour. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

1998
Japan
275 (-13)
¥27million
Sumitomo

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

¥27million

Title sponsor

Sumitomo

Played as the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 12-15; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who this event for the third straight year. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1998
Europe
268 (-16)
£66,660
Belgacom

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

£66,660

Title sponsor

Belgacom

Played as the Belgacom Open (Oct 1-4; played for first time since 1994). Westwood (Eng) beat Freddie Jacobson (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].

1998
America
273 (-15)
$306,000
Freeport-McDermott

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$306,000

Title sponsor

Freeport-McDermott

Played as the Freeport-McDermott Classic (April 2-5). Second-placed Steve Flesch (USA) finished 3 shots behind 24-year-old Lee Westwood (Eng), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].

1997
Aus/NZ
274 (-14)
A$180,000
Holden

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

A$180,000

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Australian Open (Nov 27-30). Westwood (Eng) beat defending champion Greg Norman (Aus) with a par at the fourth sudden-death playoff hole. [Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus].[Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus].

1997
Japan
272 (-16)
¥27million
Sumitomo

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥27million

Title sponsor

Sumitomo

Played as the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 13-16; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) and younger brother Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1997
Asia
274 (-14)
Benson & Hedges

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Larry Barber (USA) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Saujana G&CC, nr Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].

1997
Europe
200 (-16)
£166,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

£166,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 30-Nov 2; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Montecastillo Resort, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain].

1996
Japan
206 (-10)
¥20million
Sumitomo

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

¥20million

Title sponsor

Sumitomo

Played as the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 7-10; Japan Tr event). First-time Japan Tour winner Westwood (Eng) beat Costantino Rocca (Italy) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. Jeff Sluman (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. Rain-shortened event. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1996
Europe
281 (-7)
£116,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£116,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Aug 1-4). 23-year-old Westwood (Eng) beat Russell Claydon (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his first European Tour win. Paul Broadhurst (Eng) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Forsgården Golfklubb, Kungsbacka, nr Gothenburg].

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