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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: England

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The third round of The Honda Classic is scheduled to begin at noon ET.
The PGA TOUR will employ threesomes off split tees and lift, clean and place for the third round. The weather has cooperated thus far today, but winds are gusting and thunderstorms are expected. Speaking of which, Lee Westwood stormed back from going out in 6-over 41 in his second round to reel in a payday on the number at 4-over 144. He played his inward nine in bogey-free 3-under with three birdies. Seventy-one golfers survived the cut, so the low total will help move play along. Feb 28 - 11:51 AM

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Halfway leader Lee Westwood slumped to a closing 3-over-par 38-37=75 in the Maybank Malaysian Open and had to settle for tied fifth on 11-under 277.

This was a real disappointment for the defending champion, who gave up his title with a whimper when expected to put up a real fight. The tone was set early when he double bogeyed the second hole and the frustrations continued with 11 straight pars. They escalated with back-to-back bogeys at 14 and 15 while a birdie at 16 was his sole par breaker of the day. The Englishman did manage to find 15 greens in regulation but was cold on the greens, taking 34 putts compared to 27, 28 and 28 over the first three days. Westwood's performance here was a mirror of last week's T9 in the Dubai Desert Classic in that he opened with three rounds in the 60s before failing to break par on payday.
Feb 8 - 4:33 AM

Overnight co-leader Lee Westwood submitted a 3-under-par 36-33=69 for his third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open to post 14-under 202.

The defending champ came to rest three strokes off the 54-hole lead. On the day when Anirban Lahiri established the course record with a 62, Westwood managed just four birdies. He totaled 13 greens in regulation. That's not too bad unless you're sitting at the top of the leaderboard to start the day. He'll need to find another gear at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in the finale if he's going to hoist the trophy again on Sunday.
Feb 7 - 2:28 AM

Defending champion Lee Westwood is the joint leader going into the final 36 holes of the Maybank Malaysian Open after authoring a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round two.

Westwood led on his own after the opening day and turned up the heat again on Friday to post 11-under 133. That was good enough for a three-shot lead when he signed his card but the Englishman was caught in the afternoon by Spain's Alejandro Cañizares, who joined him at the top with a 65. The pair are three clear of the pack. Westwood's first birdie of the day came at the fourth but he gave it back with a six at the long fifth. A birdie at seven and two pars completed a relatively sedate outward nine before he hit his stride on the back by circling birdies at 10, 13, 16 and 18.
Feb 6 - 5:54 AM

Lee Westwood's title defense at the Maybank Malaysian Open got off to the perfect start as he took a share of the lead on day one via a 6-under-par 32-34=66.

Westwood won this event by seven shots last year and again showed his liking for Kuala Lumpur G&CC by blitzing the par 72 on Thursday morning to take top spot alongside Ryder Cup colleague Graeme McDowell. Westwood's card showed seven birdies and a single bogey. Starting at 10, he circled birdies at 12, 13, 16 and 17 and added further par breakers at three, seven and nine. His only bogey came at the par-4 sixth. "I putted very nicely and started the ball on line well," said Westwood. "I left a couple short in the middle when I was fooled by the grain, but overall I’m very happy. It’s probably the toughest I’ve ever seen this golf course play."
Feb 5 - 4:32 AM

Lee Westwood was a seven-shot winner of the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open and returns to Kuala Lumpur G&CC to try and win the trophy again.

The Englishman put on a dominant display last year to record his 40th worldwide victory and end a near two-year absence from the winner's circle. Westwood also won this tournament in 1997 before it became co-sanctioned by The European and Asian Tours. He had another look at Kuala Lumpur G&CC in October's CIMB Classic but, despite a second-round 65, finished only T13 in the PGA TOUR event. The 41-year-old started his 2015 campaign at last week's Dubai Desert Classic and looked set to emerge as Rory McIlroy's closest challenger before fading to T9.
Feb 3 - 4:26 PM

Lee Westwood's hopes of winning a first Omega Dubai Desert Classic title looked bright at one point in Sunday's final round but he fell away in disappointing fashion.

The twice runner-up eventually returned an even-par 35-37=72 to finish T9 on 14-under 274 -- a fourth top 10 out of five at the Emirates but not what he was looking for. Westwood birdied one, three and five and had a 10-foot putt at eight to close eventual winner Rory McIlroy's lead to just two. He missed and then found water at the ninth to kill his hopes with a double bogey. A birdie at 10 repaired some of the damage but bogeys at 12 and 15 saw him slip further away before he scrambled back into the top 10 with a bogey at the last. Westwood's 13 greens in regulation was his lowest return of the week while his 32 putts on Sunday was a high.
Feb 1 - 10:04 AM

Lee Westwood's bid to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the first time is firmly on course after another bogey-free round at the Emirates Golf Club.

Twice a runner-up in this event, Westwood tacked on a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to his opening 65 to reach 11-under at halfway -- three behind leader Rory McIlroy. Westwood played very much to type by hitting 16 greens in regulation but admitted he struggled to get the pace of the greens and took 31 putts. The Englishman circled all four of his birdies at the par fives. That meant just a single birdie on his front nine (the third) and three on the back (10, 13 and 18). He's 6-for-6 in scrambling so far this week.
Jan 30 - 8:28 AM

Lee Westwood circled three birdies in his final four holes to post a 7-under-par 31-34=65 and take an early share of the lead at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Starting with a birdie at the 10th, Westwood added two more at 15 and 17 to turn in 32 and, despite some frustrations with the putter, found four more on his second nine. They came at one, five, eight and nine. Although he kept a bogey off his card, the Englishman will feel he could have gone lower having birdied just one of the four par fives. Westwood is a two-time runner-up in this event (2010 and 2012) and today's opening 65 matched his lowest score at the Emirates.
Jan 29 - 4:08 AM

Lee Westwood has finished runner-up at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic twice in his last four appearances and is back again to fight it out for the title.

Westwood, who has cashed in each of his last 13 visits to the Emirates, suffered agonizing losses in this event in both 2010 and 2012. Five years ago he lost a playoff to Miguel Angel Jiménez while in 2012 he couldn't convert a 54-hole lead and lost by one to Rafael Cabrera-Bello. Westwood added to his superb course form with a T5 here on his last appearance in 2013. The Englishman closed 2014 with a victory in the Thailand Golf Championship in mid-December but that was his last appearance so he may have to shake off some rust.
Jan 27 - 4:54 PM

Lee Westwood began his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season with a trio of top-20 finishes and is 36th in the FedExCup standings.

While the recent returns are looking good for the Englishman on the PGA TOUR, his Official World Golf Ranking has been on a steady decline over the past two years. When he began his 2013 campaign, he was inside the top 10 in the OWGR. He faded outside of the top 40 following the end of his 2013-14 PGA TOUR season and is now ranked 42nd. Given he is now 41 years of age, it's reasonable to expect that his days of being an elite player are coming to an end.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Lee Westwood carded a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Westwood hit a week-high 12 greens in regulation at Sheshan International today. Lo and behold, the increase of scoring opportunities yielded his lowest score as well. He traded five birdies with two bogeys. The latter set included a stinging 6 at No. 18 where he walked off to sign his card. With respective rounds of 70 and 73 already on the board, the Brit is 4-under 212 through 54 holes and just inside the top 10 on the leaderboard at last check.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 02:29:00 AM

Lee Westwood opened the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a 2-under-par 33-37=70 to establish the early clubhouse lead.

The Englishman went out with the second threesome off the 10th tee at Sheshan International Golf Club today. After four pars, he buried an eagle at the par-5 14th hole. He'd get it to bogey-free 4-under through 11, but squared two bogeys thereafter. Westwood is gunning for his third consecutive top-15 finish worldwide and fifth top 20 in his last seven. He's a two-time runner-up on this week's host track, so expectations are reasonable that he'll contend again.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 12:46:00 AM

Lee Westwood toured Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the second round of the CIMB Classic.

The Brit opened with an even-par 72, so he needed to put it into high gear if he was going to make a run at the title. He opened birdie-birdie at Nos. 1 and 2, and then added a third at the par-3 eighth from short range. At the next par 3 -- the 226-yard 11th -- Westwood wielded a hybrid and holed the tee ball for an ace. (For the vid, click on the link below.) After waiting out the weather delay, he closed birdie-par-birdie and sits just three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 04:19:00 AM

Lee Westwood fired a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the Frys.com Open and joins Scott Brown in the clubhouse lead at 10-under 278.

Coming off the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Westy circled eight birdies and squared three bogeys on his final lap around Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course. Three of those birdies fell from between 11 and 18 feet. Considering the Englishman scored just two top 10s and six top 25s in 2013-14, this is a welcomed start to the new season.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 06:12:00 PM