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Name: - Lee John Westwood
Country: - England
Born : - April 24th, 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).


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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

2018Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC273 (-15)$1,250,000
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].
2015Men AsiaIndonesian MastersRoyale Jakarta281 (-7)US$135,000
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].
2014Men AsiaMalaysian OpenTPC Kuala Lumpur270 (-18)US$458,330
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; 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 (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].
2012Men AsiaIndonesian MastersRoyale Jakarta272 (-16)US$118,875
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].
2012Men EuropeScandinavian MastersBro Hof Slott269 (-19)€250,000
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].
2011Men AsiaBallantine's Ch'shipBlackstone GC276 (-12)US$526,546
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].
2011Men AsiaIndonesian MastersRoyale Jakarta269 (-19)US$118,875
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].
2011Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC273 (-15)$1,250,000
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].
2011Men AsiaThailand Ch'shipAmata Spring CC266 (-22)US$158,500
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].
2010Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC271 (-17)$1,200,000
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].
2010Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind270 (-10)$1,008,000
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].
2009Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr€4,237,762see Score
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.
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 MastersVictoria GC, Algarve265 (-23)€500,000
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Westwood (Eng). [Oceânico Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve; now called Victoria GC, Vilamoura].
2009Men EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Tr)Jumeirah - Earth265 (-23)€830,675
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].
2007Men EuropeAndalucia OpenAloha GC268 (-20)€166,660
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].
2007Men EuropeBritish MastersBelfry, The273 (-15)€434,727
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].
2003Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews267 (-21)€705,094
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].
2003Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried269 (-19)€300,000
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].
2000Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal Zoute266 (-18)€166,660
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].
2000Men AfricaDimension Data Pro-AmGary Player CC274 (-14)R316,000
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].
2000Men EuropeEuropean OpenK Club276 (-12)€396,280
Played as the Smurfit European Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Westwood (Eng). [Palmer course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
2000Men EuropeGreat North OpenSlaley Hall276 (-12)€170,276
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].
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 (Aug 3-6). 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 (May 18-21). 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 (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].
1999Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum269 (-15)€186,660
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].
1999Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre270 (-14)€210,000
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].
1999Men EuropeEuropean OpenK Club271 (-17)€316,660
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. [Palmer course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
1999Men AsiaMacau OpenMacau G&CC275 (-9)US$32,300
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].
1998Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal Zoute268 (-16)£66,660
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].
1998Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn271 (-13)¥40million
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].
1998Men EuropeEnglish OpenHanbury Manor271 (-17)£108,330
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].
1998Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicEnglish Turn273 (-15)$306,000
Played as the Freeport-McDermott Classic (April 2-5). 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 (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].
1998Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club (Gotemba)275 (-13)¥27million
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].
1998Men EuropeTPC of EuropeGut Kaden265 (-23)£183,340
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].
1997Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenMetropolitan GC274 (-14)A$180,000
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].
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 Club (Gotemba)272 (-16)¥27million
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].
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 Club (Gotemba)206 (-10)¥20million
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].

 

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