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Name: - Lee John Westwood
Country: - England
Born : - Apr 24, 1973 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
Original Home/Club: - Worksop GC, Notts.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1993
Web Address: - http://www.leewestwood.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - UPS, Ping, Titleist, Dunlop.

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 US 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

2015Men AsiaIndonesian MastersRoyale Jakarta281 (-7)US$135,000
Played as the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters (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].
2014Men AsiaMalaysian OpenTPC Kuala Lumpur270 (-18)US$458,330
Played as the Maybank Malaysian Open (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; known at the time as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
2014Men AsiaThailand Ch'shipAmata Spring CC280 (-8)US$180,000
Played as the Thailand Golf Championship (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Martin Kaymer (Ger) and Marcus Fraser (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng). [Amata Spring CC, Bangkok, Thailand].
2012Men AsiaIndonesian MastersRoyale Jakarta272 (-16)US$118,875
Played as the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Thaworn Wiratchant (Thai) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Westwood (Eng). [Royale Jakarta GC, Jakarta, Indonesia].
2012Men EuropeScandinavian MastersBro Hof Slott269 (-19)€250,000
Played as the Nordea Masters. 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].
2011Men AsiaBallantine's Ch'shipBlackstone GC276 (-12)US$526,546
Played as the Ballantine's Championship (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].
2011Men AsiaIndonesian MastersRoyale Jakarta269 (-19)US$118,875
Played as the inaugural Indonesian Masters (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng), whose win came on his 38th birthday. [Royale Jakarta GC, Jakarta, Indonesia].
2011Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC273 (-15)$1,250,000
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge, with a field of 12 top world professionals. Westwood (Eng) successfully defended this title, finishing two shots clear of second-placed Robert Karlsson (Swe).
2011Men AsiaThailand Ch'shipAmata Spring CC266 (-22)US$158,500
Played as the inaugural Thailand Golf Championship (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].
2010Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC271 (-17)$1,200,000
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge, with a field of 12 top world professionals. Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) finished 8 shots behind Westwood (Eng).
2010Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind270 (-10)$1,008,000
Played as the St Jude Classic presented by Smith & Nephew. 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].
2009Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr€4,237,762see Score
Westwood (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2009 Race to Dubai winner. His season earnings on the Tour were €4,237,762, which included the Race to Dubai winner's bonus of $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.
2009Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
2009Men AwardsPlyrs Plyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
Westwood (Eng) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
2009Men EuropePortugal MastersOceanico Victoria265 (-23)€500,000
Played as the Portugal Masters. Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Oceânico Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve].
2009Men EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Tr)Jumeirah - Earth265 (-23)€830,675
Played as the inaugural Dubai World Championship presented by DP World (European Tr season-ending event and conclusion of Race to Dubai). Second-placed Ross McGowan (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who also secured the inaugural Race to Dubai (European Tour's Order of Merit). [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].
2007Men EuropeAndalucia OpenAloha GC268 (-20)€166,660
Played as the inaugural Ville Romano Open de Andalucia. 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].
2007Men EuropeBritish MastersBelfry, The273 (-15)€434,727
Played as the Quinn Direct British Masters. Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
2003Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews267 (-21)€705,094
Played as the Dunhill Links Championship. 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].
2003Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried269 (-19)€300,000
Played as the BMW International Open. Second-placed Alex Cejka (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng). [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
2000Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal Zoute266 (-18)€166,660
Played as the Belgacom Open (the last Belgian Open to date). 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].
2000Men AfricaDimension Data Pro-AmGary Player CC274 (-14)R316,000
Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Tom Gillis (USA) finished 5 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].
2000Men EuropeEuropean OpenK Club276 (-12)€396,280
Played as the Smurfit European Open. Second-placed Angel Cabrera (Arg) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Lee Westwood (Eng). [Palmer course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
2000Men EuropeGreat North OpenSlaley Hall276 (-12)€170,276
Played as the Compaq European Grand Prix. Second-placed Freddie Jacobson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Hunting course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].
2000Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.62n/a
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.
2000Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr€3,125,147see Score
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.
2000Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
2000Men EuropeScandinavian MastersKungsangen270 (-14)€266,660
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters. Second-placed Michael Campbell (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [King's course, Kungsängen GC, nr Stockholm].
2000Men EuropeTPC of EuropeGut Kaden273 (-15)€450,000
Played as the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe. Second-placed Emanuele Canonica (Ita) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].
2000Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club38th hole£250,000
Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship. 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].
1999Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum269 (-15)€186,660
Played as the TNT Dutch Open. Second-placed Gary Orr (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng), who shot a final round 63 to secure victory. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
1999Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre270 (-14)€210,000
Played as the Canon European Masters (combined with the Swiss Open). Second-placed Thomas Bjorn (Den) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
1999Men EuropeEuropean OpenK Club271 (-17)€316,660
Played as the Smurfit European Open. Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) and Peter O'Malley (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Palmer course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
1999Men AsiaMacau OpenMacau G&CC275 (-9)
Played as the Macau Open (Asian Tr event). Westwood (Eng) beat Andrew Pitts (USA) at the second playoff hole. [Macau G&CC, Macau, China].
1998Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal Zoute268 (-16)£66,660
Played as the Belgacom Open (for the first time since 1994). Westwood (Eng) beat Freddie Jacobson (Swe) at the first playoff hole. [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1998Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn271 (-13)Yn40mill
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Japan Tr event). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
1998Men EuropeEnglish OpenHanbury Manor271 (-17)£108,330
Played as the National Car Rental English Open. Second-placed Greg Chalmers (Aus) and Olle Karlsson (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Hanbury Manor CC, Ware, Herts].
1998Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicEnglish Turn273 (-15)$306,000
Played as the Freeport-McDermott Classic. Second-placed Steve Flesch (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Westwood (Eng). [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
1998Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
1998Men EuropeScottish OpenLoch Lomond276 (-8)£141,660
Played as the Standard Life Loch Lomond. 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].
1998Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club275Yn27mill
Played as the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters. Second-placed Masashi Jumbo Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). Played on the Gotemba Course.
1998Men EuropeTPC of EuropeGut Kaden265 (-23)£183,340
Played as the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe. Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng). [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].
1997Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenMetropolitan GC274x
Played as the Holden Australian Open. Westwood (Eng) beat defending champion Greg Norman (Aus) at the fourth sudden-death playoff hole. [Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus]. [Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus].
1997Men AsiaMalaysian OpenSaujana G&CC274 (-14)
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].
1997Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club272Yn27mill
Played as the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters. Second-placed Masashi Jumbo Ozaki (Jpn) and Naomichi Joe Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Westwood (Eng). Played on the Gotemba Course.
1997Men EuropeVolvo MastersMontecastillo200 (-16)£166,000
Played as the Volvo Masters (Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Westwood (Eng). Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Montecastillo Resort, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain].
1996Men EuropeScandinavian MastersForsgardens281 (-7)£116,660
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters. Westwood (Eng) beat Russell Claydon (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Paul Broadhurst (Eng) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Forsgården Golfklubb, Kungsbacka, nr Gothenburg].
1996Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club206Yn20mill
Played as the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters. Westwood (Eng) beat Costantino Rocca (It) and Jeff Sluman (USA) in a playoff. Played on the Gotemba Course.

 

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