lee westwood

profile

Country: England
DoB: 24 Apr 1973
Height: 6ft 0ins (1.83 metres)
Interests: Films, snooker, cars, football - Nottingham Forest supporter
Family: Wife, Laurae. Children, Samuel Bevan and Poppy Grace
Tours: Asian Tour, European Tour, PGA Tour, Sunshine Tour

about Lee

Lee took up golf aged 13 after his grandparents bought him a half set of clubs and was crowned junior champion of home county Nottinghamshire less than two years later.

He won his first amateur event in 1990 and turned pro in 1993 after winning the British Youth Championship. He reached the summit of golf in November 2010 when he became world number one, ending Tiger Woods’ five-year at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Lee has enjoyed a glittering career, winning 42 titles around the world, including 22 on the European Tour.

He finished 2014 with victory at the Thailand Golf Championship and picked up a first win of 2015 when he won a play-off at the Indonesian Masters to take the title for the third time.

Lee is second only to Sir Nick Faldo in the list of England’s most prolific champions. He won the European Tour Order of Merit in 2000 and the inaugural Dubai World Championship and renamed Race to Dubai in 2009. He received an OBE for his service to the sport in 2012.

He has made nine consecutive appearances in the Ryder Cup since 1997 and has been on the winning side seven times, including the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012. He was unbeaten in the 2004 and 2006 tournaments and equalled Arnold Palmer’s record at Valhalla in 2008 when he made it 12 matches without defeat.

Born and bred in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Lee was presented with honorary Doctor of Science degree from Nottingham Trent University in November 2007. He is also a keen fan of his local football team, Nottingham Forest.

"I have said before that the Ryder Cup is not the European Tour versus the American Tour. It's Europe's best golfers against the US."

- Lee Westwood

wins on
TOUR

PGA Tour 2

European Tour 23

Japan Golf Tour 4

ASIAN TOUR 9

SUNSHINE TOUR 3

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA 1

42 TOTAL PROFESSIONAL WINS

2000, 2009 European Tour Order of Merit winner
1998, 2000, 2009 European Tour Golfer of the Year
2015

CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

2014

Thailand Golf Championship

2014

Maybank Malaysian Open

2012

Nordea Masters

2012

CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

2011

Thailand Golf Championship

2011

Nedbank Golf Challenge

2011

Ballantines Championship

2011

Indonesian Masters

2010

Nedbank Golf Challenge

2010

St Jude Classic

2009

Dubai World Championship

2009

Portugal Masters

2007

Quinn Direct British Masters

2007

Valle Romano Open de Andalucia

2003

Nelson Mandela Invitational

2003

Dunhill Links Championship

2003

BMW International Open

2000

Cisco World Match Play Championship

2000

Belgacom Open

2000

Volvo Scandinavian Masters

2000

Smurfit European Open

2000

Compaq European Grand Prix

2000

Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe

2000

Dimension Data Pro-Am

1999

Canon European Masters

1999

Smurfit European Open

1999

TNT Dutch Open

1999

Macau Open

1998

Dunlop Phoenix Tournament

1998

Sumitomo VISA Taihiyo Masters

1998

Belgacom Open

1998

The Standard Life Loch Lomond

1998

National Car Rental English Open

1998

Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe

1998

Freeport-McDermott Classic

1997

Holden Australian Open

1997

Sumitomo VISA Taihiyo Masters

1997

Volvo Masters Andalucia

1997

Malaysian Open

1996

Sumitomo VISA Taihiyo Masters

1996

Volvo Scandinavian Masters

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