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Biography

ResidenceWorksop, England; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
AttachmentClose House GC
Date of Birth:24/04/1973
Place of BirthWorksop, England
Height & Weight6ft 1¼in 14st 0lbs (183cm 89kg)
FamilyWife: Laurae (m. 1999); Children: Samuel (2001), Poppy (2004)
InterestsFilms, snooker, cars, Nottingham Forest FC
Web Sitewww.leewestwood.com
Turned Pro1993 (plus 4)
Qualifying School1993*

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Reached World Number One for the first time in his career in November 2010, ending Tiger Woods’ five-year reign at the top. Lost the coveted spot in May 2011 when he was defeated by Luke Donald, the man who leapfrogged him, in a play-off for the BMW PGA Championship. Was overhauled by a surging Phil Mickelson after leading by two shots heading into the final day of The 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield, eventually finishing in a tie for third place. Captured his 22nd European Tour title at the Nordea Masters in June 2012, then helped Europe to a magnificent victory in The Ryder Cup at Medinah, winning two points from four including a crucial point against Matt Kuchar in the Sunday Singes as Europe staged a miraculous comeback. Was also instrumental in the 2010 victory at The Celtic Manor Resort, taking two and a half points from four having just returned from a six-week lay-off with a calf injury. Finished runner-up in both the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship that year. In 2009 was crowned Europe’s Number One with a stunning performance in the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World, a final round course record 64 giving him a six shot victory and taking his season’s earnings to a then record €4,237,762. Became the eighth Englishman to have won the Harry Vardon Trophy on two occasions or more, having previously won the money list in 2000, and is second only to Sir Nick Faldo in the list of England’s most prolific champions. Equalled Arnold Palmer’s Ryder Cup record at Valhalla in 2008 when he made it 12 matches unbeaten, and also delivered four points from five at The K Club in 2006. Married to Laurae, sister of former European Tour professional Andrew Coltart. Is a loyal supporter of Nottingham Forest FC.

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European Tour Wins23
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR34
Race To Dubai22
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 830,675 (2009)

Teams

Amateur Jacques Leglise Trophy 1990 (winners), 91 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1989-1993 Professional Ryder Cup 1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08, 10 (winners), 12 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1996, 97, 98, 99 Seve Trophy 2000, 02 (winners), 03 (winners) , 11 (winners) Royal Trophy 2007 (winners)

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