WESTWOOD Lee

Lee WESTWOOD

ENG

Biography

ResidenceEdinburgh, Scotland
AttachmentClose House GC
Date of Birth:24/04/1973
Place of BirthWorksop, England
Height & Weight6ft 1¼in 14st (183cm 89kgs)
FamilyChildren: Samuel (2001), Poppy (2004)
InterestsFilms, snooker, cars, Nottingham Forest FC
Web Sitewww.leewestwood.golf
Turned Pro1993 (plus 4)
Qualifying School1993*

Latest PhotosMore

  • Lee Westwood and Tyrrell Hatton
  • Lee Westwood - tees off on the 18th hole during day two of the DP World Tour Championship
  • Lee Westwood

Biography

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. Captured his 23rd European Tour title at the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open, where an 18 under par total gave him a commanding seven shot victory. Finished tied second at the 2016 Masters Tournament, enjoying five top ten finishes for the season. Helped Europe dominate The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in his ninth appearance in the biennial event, fully justifying being selected as a captain’s pick with a return of two points. Also played his part in the magnificent Ryder Cup victory at Medinah two years earlier, when he also won two points, including a crucial victory against Matt Kuchar in the Sunday singles as Europe staged a miraculous comeback. Despite having just returned from a six-week lay-off with a calf injury he was also instrumental in the 2010 victory at The Celtic Manor Resort. Despite Europe’s defeat at Valhalla in 2008, he equalled Arnold Palmer’s Ryder Cup record after making it 12 consecutive matches unbeaten. Between those two Ryder Cup appearances, he was crowned Europe’s Number One with a stunning performance in the 2009 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, so becoming the eighth Englishman to lift the Harry Vardon Trophy on two occasions or more, having previously won it in 2000. Is now second only to Sir Nick Faldo in the list of England’s most prolific champions.

Career RecordMore

European Tour Wins23
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR45
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 830,675 (2009)

Teams

Professional Ryder Cup 1997 (winners), 99, 2002 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08, 10 (winners), 12 (winners), 14 (winners), 16 Alfred Dunhill Cup 1996, 97, 98, 99 Seve Trophy 2000, 02 (winners), 03 (winners) , 11 (winners) Royal Trophy 2007 (winners) EURASIA CUP 2016 (winners) Amateur Jacques Léglise Trophy 1990 (winners), 91 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1989-1993

Get Adobe Flash player

Senior Tour Players
Challenge Tour Players

European Tour Partners

  • BMW
  • Emirates
  • Titleist
  • JumeirahGolfEstates
  • Rolex

Media Centre

Official Partner

Official Suppliers

This website is © The PGA European Tour 1997 - 2016. PGA European Tour, Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LX. Registered in England No. 1867610.
All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution or transmission of any information, part or parts of this website by any means whatsoever is permitted without the prior written permission of the PGA European Tour.