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Lee Westwood

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 4/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205

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World No. 67 Lee Westwood, runner-up in 2010, spun a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the 80th Masters to wrap his 17th appearance on 2-under 286, up six places on the leaderboard to co-runner-up, three adrift of champion Danny Willett. Westwood pocketed $880,000 in non-PGA TOUR member earnings.
The 42-year-old struggled to get into this year's edition after ending last year exactly at No. 50 in OWGR. He won't have to worry about that for 2017. The Englishman, grouped with the would-be-champ in the fourth-to-last pairing, began the final round on 1-over (T8), four shy of 54-hole leader and defender Jordan Spieth. He opened with a 3-putt bogey from 37'0" but rebounded with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7. Westwood added a third circle at the par-4 ninth from 12'0" to turn 2-under. He bogeyed the 10th (failed scramble) and 3-putted the 16th from 47'0" for bogey-4, but erased them with a birdie on the par-5 13th and a chip-in eagle-3 on 15 from 25 yards for his third career runner-up in 72 major appearances (2010 Masters; 2010/Open Championship). Apr 10 - 8:23 PM

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Lee Westwood recovered for a 1-under-par 39-32=71 on Moving Day at the Masters for a 54-hole tally of 1-over 217, up 15 places on the live leaderboard to T8 and tied for the low round in the clubhouse with Louis Oosthuizen. UPDATE: With play completed, Smylie Kaufman carded 69 for the low round of the day.

This is Westwood's 17th Masters with a best of runner-up in 2010. He began his third frame T23 on 2-over after opening in 71-75. The 42-year-old posted week bests of nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation and registered 1.78 putts per GIR. He turned in 3-over 39, erasing an eight-foot birdie at the par-5 second with failed scrambles for bogeys on Nos. 1, 4, 5 and 9. The Englishman rolled in a '2' on the par-3 12th from 6'0" which began a run of three straight circles, two-putting for birdie-4 on 13, and finishing the stretch with a five-footer on 14. He capped with a 34-foot bomb for birdie on the par-4 18th to come home in bogey-free 32.
Apr 9 - 5:43 PM

Lee Westwood birdied three of the par 3s in route to a 1-under-par 35-36=71 during the opening round of the 80th Masters.

Westwood arrived as a certified course horse, with top 15s here at Augusta National in five of his last six trips. Form was the concern for gamers as he'd missed the cut in all three international stroke-play events during the 2016 calendar year. The Englishman squashed those concerned today as course history trumped form on his way toward a four-birdie opening effort. All four came on putts from outside seven feet, including a 21-foot blast on the par-3 fourth. Gamers should expect the ball-striking to come around as he striped just eight (of 14) fairways during today's round.
Apr 7 - 2:23 PM

Lee Westwood grinded out a 1-up victory over Marc Leishman in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play to reach 1-1-0 on the week.

The Englishman got down early in his match as Leishman led for eighth of the first 11 holes. The first official birdie was circled at the par-4 13th hole when Westwood dialed in a putt from 19'10". That circle gave him a one hole lead and he never released his grasp. Entering the 18th hole with a 1-up lead, there was no pressure applied as Leishman hung his approach shot to the right, outside of 50 feet. Leishman is now 0-1-1 and out of the equation to advance, but he could still play the spoiler role as he readies for tomorrow's match against Sergio Garcia.
Mar 24 - 3:15 PM

Lee Westwood contests his 16th World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play and plays out of Group 13 with Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman and Ryan Moore as the 59th-seed.

Westwood won his group last year at TPC Harding Park as the 26-seed with a 3-0 record, including a 2up win over second-seeded Jordan Spieth on Friday. He was eliminated on Saturday in the Rd. of 16 by fellow Englishman Danny Willett. The year prior (old format), he was eliminated in Rd. 1 by Harris English. Westwood, making just his second start of the season (T51, WGC-HSBC), has a long history of match-play competition but most recently went 3-0-0 at the 2016 EurAsia Cup.
Mar 22 - 7:00 PM

The all-English foursome pairing of veteran Lee Westwood and young gun Matt Fitzpatrick were too vibrant for India's Anirban Lahiri and China's Ashun Wu on day two of the EurAsia Cup.

A bogey-5 on the opening hole, one of the easiest on the Glenmarie layout, was an inauspicious start for the new pairing, but it was the Asian duo's only highlight of the day. The Englishmen immediately bounced back to make par breakers on 2 and 3, as they began a habit of winning holes in braces. Two pars on 9 and 10 were enough to stretch their advantage and they closed with birdie-3s on 13 and 14 to wrap up the point four holes shy of the clubhouse. For a second consecutive day Europe claimed the honours 4.5-1.5 to build a 9-3 lead. Asia trailed 7-3 two years ago and contrived to tie; to do so for a second time would be even more remarkable.
Jan 16 - 4:11 AM

The final edition of the Official World Golf Ranking in 2015 has secured exemptions into the 2016 Masters for 15 golfers who were previously ineligible.

The top 50 in the year-ending OWGR are always exempt into the season's first major. Believe it or not, the Asian Development Tour held an event over the Christmas holiday weekend, so these exemptions weren't official until that tournament was in the books, even though the top 50 was already mathematically locked in. For the record, Lee Westwood slid up one spot to 50th to qualify for the field at Augusta National on April 7-10. He'll be making his 17th appearance. Today's other qualifiers (with OWGR in parentheses): Sergio Garcia (11th); Danny Willett (19th); Thongchai Jaidee (28th); Byeong-Hun An (29th); Bernd Wiesberger (31st); Victor Dubuisson (33rd); Andy Sullivan (36th); Kiradech Aphibarnrat (38th); Anirban Lahiri (40th); Billy Horschel (41st); Matt Fitzpatrick (43rd); Chris Wood (44th); Søren Kjeldsen (45th); Jamie Donaldson (46th).
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:51:00 PM

The beginning of the third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions was delayed by 30 minutes due to inclement weather.

After dodging the rain in the first two rounds, Sheshan International Golf Club couldn't sidestep it on Saturday morning. As a result, Lee Westwood, S.S.P. Chawrasia and Zecheng Dou went off the first tee at 9:15 a.m. local time (or 8:15 p.m. ET on Friday in the U.S.). UPDATE: A second delay lasting 47 minutes ended at 10:40 a.m. local time.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 08:44:00 PM

With his lowest round of the season, Lee Westwood hung up an 8-under-par 32-32=64 in round one of the Turkish Airlines Open.

Westwood's bogey-free lap of the Montgomerie Maxx Royal surpassed the 65 he shot on the first day of the Dubai Desert Classic in January and put him in second spot, three shots behind leader Jaco Van Zyl. The Englishman set the tone with an opening birdie at 10 and then reeled off four in succession from the 14th. He added three more at 2, 3 and 4 while his set included 2s at three of the five par 3s. Westwood, who is 32nd on the Race To Dubai, split 8 (of 13) fairways but hit 15 greens in regulation and was 3-for-3 in scrambling. His best result in Europe this season is T5 at the Maybank Malaysian Open so, after this start, bettering that finish will be his minimum target.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Although eligible for fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR in 2015-16, Lee Westwood will not accept membership.

This is the word from International Sports Management (via Golfweek.com) for whom Westwood is a client. The Englishman is also going through a divorce and will instead focus on the European Tour in what will be a Ryder Cup year. He went 13-for-15 on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15 with one top 10 and another seven top 25s before finishing 109th in the FedExCup standings. As a non-member, the 42-year-old will be capped at 12 starts plus special invitations into the majors and THE PLAYERS.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Lee Westwood welcomes the challenge of Plainfield Country Club at this week's Barclays.

The Englishman makes his fourth straight appearance at The Barclays. Going three for three during that stretch. He arrives on the heels of four consecutive paydays, as well. Finishing the regular season at 12-for-14, Westwood sits at 110th in the FedExCup standings. There is no room for error this week as he tries to jump at least 10 spots and play his way into the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Lee Westwood shot even-par 35-35=70 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, reaching the midpoint in 2-under 138, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Firestone Country Club's South Course is living up to its testy reputation this week. After hitting only eight greens in regulation in the opener, Westwood settled for the same today. He offset two bogeys with as many birdies, but late par saves had to feel like net-birdies given he connected from 20'7" and 19'2" at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively, to conclude his day. If there's a positive, the historically strong ball-striker ranked third in strokes gained: putting at last check with an aggregate measurement of 5.000.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 02:18:00 PM

With a walk-off birdie, Lee Westwood spun a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Westwood converted from 20 feet at the last to put an exclamation mark on an excellent day on the greens, not something we usually associate him with. The Englishman hit only 8 greens in regulation during his afternoon lap at Firestone CC but at last check his strokes gained: putting registered 3.751. The Englishman, who has never won a WGC event, also circled birdies at 2, 3, 10 and 14 while he swallowed bogeys at 9, 11 and 15. Right now, he's just two off clubhouse leader Graeme McDowell.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 05:51:00 PM

After finishing outside the top 30 for the sixth tournament running, Lee Westwood will hope a return to Switzerland for this week's Omega European Masters will get him back on track.

Westwood shot three under par rounds at St. Andrews but wasn't a factor after only making the cut on the number and ended up down in T49. This will be his first start at Crans-sur-Sierre since 2011 but he does have plenty of positive memories from previous visits to the stunning venue in the Swiss Alps. It was the scene of his ninth (of 23) European Tour win and he's made the top 25 in eight of his last nine appearances there. That includes a T6 on his last appearance four years ago.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 06:20:00 AM

Lee Westwood dropped three shots in the final three holes in round two of the Open Championship at St. Andrews but had a sufficient cushion to make the cut on the number.

A double bogey-6 at 16 followed by a bogey at 17 meant the Englishman had to settle for a 1-over-par 36-37=73 and a 36-hole total of even-par 144. That's 10 shots behind leader Dustin Johnson so, despite banking two more rounds, his wait for a first major will almost certainly extend to next month's PGA Championship. Westwood is second in total birdies this week with 11 but has made too many mistakes to get in contention. He hit 14 greens in regulation in round two and took 32 swishes of the short stick, three-putting twice.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 03:37:00 PM