Biography

ResidenceWorksop, England; West Palm Beach, 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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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. 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 singes 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. The Nottingham Forest fanatic is married to Laurae, sister of former European Tour professional Andrew Coltart.

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European Tour Wins23
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR29
Race To Dubai19
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), 14 (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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