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Lee Westwood |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 4/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: England

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Lee Westwood is in this week's Alstom Open de France field for the first time since 2012.
Westwood is 10-for-10 at Le Golf National and has had several brushes with victory. The Englishman was runner-up in 2009 and has finished in the top six on three other occasions. It won't be lost on Westwood that the 2018 Ryder Cup will be held at this venue so it seems a good time to reacquaint himself with the par 71. He'll arrive in Paris seeking a spark after following a missed cut at Sawgrass with a T38 at Wentworth, a T53 at the Irish Open and a T50 at Chambers Bay. Jun 29 - 4:58 PM

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Lee Westwood had it going in round two of the U.S. Open before suffering a nightmare finish at the 18th hole and settling for a 1-under-par 35-34=69.

After an early bogey at three, the Englishman splattered his scorecard with six birdies in nine holes from the seventh. Despite a dropped shot at 11, that burst put him 4-under for the day and 1-under overall but he ruined much of the hard work with a triple bogey-7 at 18 to slide back to 2-over 142 for the tournament. That's seven shots behind clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth. Westwood split 12 (of 14) fairways today and hit 12 greens in regulation.
Jun 19 - 6:41 PM

Lee Westwood is 0-for-68 in the majors and will hope to make the big breakthrough in this week's U.S. Open.

The Ryder Cup veteran has endured a string of near-misses which include two second places and six thirds. Two of the latter came in the U.S. Open (Torrey Pines in 2008 and Congressional in 2011) while he also cracked the top 10 at Olympic Club (1998 and 2012) and Pebble Beach (2000). He ended a nine-year cut streak at the U.S. Open when failing to make it to the weekend at Pinehurst 12 months ago. Westwood's latest form is patchy -- T38 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and T53 in the Irish Open -- so gamers will have to trust his strong record in the majors if they select him this week.
Jun 16 - 4:38 AM

Lee Westwood heads to Royal County Down to contest his first Dubai Duty Free Irish Open since 2009.

The Englishman hasn't found a place on his schedule for this event in recent years but often did well when he was a virtual regular after making his debut in 1994. Westwood was second at Druids Glen in 1997, third at Adare Manor in 2008, fifth at Carton House in 2005 and has another five top 20s to his credit. He has no tournament form at Royal County Down as it hasn't staged this event since 1939. The 42-year-old did win an Asian Tour event in Indonesia last month but has disappointed fantasy managers at Wentworth (T38), Sawgrass (MC) and Augusta National (T46) in recent times.
May 25 - 12:38 PM

Lee Westwood will make another attempt to win the BMW PGA Championship when he returns home to England this week.

Westwood has been the nearly man in this event. He lost a playoff to Luke Donald in 2011 when seemingly having the tournament in his grasp, while he also led in the final round in 2013 before slipping late. Overall, he's made his last five cuts at Wentworth and has four top 12s in eight appearances so gamers are getting reliability. By contrast, his latest form is mixed. The veteran's last four worldwide strokeplay starts show two missed cuts, a disappointing T46 at Augusta National and a victory in the Indonesian Masters.
May 19 - 6:20 PM

Lee Westwood eliminated Jordan Spieth at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship with a 2-up victory in today's third round.

For most intents and purposes, this was the match of the day. Both won their first two matches to set the table. Spieth drew first blood with a birdie-4 at the first hole, and then took the par-3 second where Westwood squared a bogey. The Brit clawed back to even by the turn. They traded wins with a Westwood par and Spieth birdie at Nos. 10 and 11, respectively. Still all square through 14, the duo didn't disappoint coming in. Spieth chipped in for a birdie halve at the par-4 15th. Westwood countered with a chip-in par and the halve at the par-4 16th. Westy then converted a 12-footer for the win at the par-3 17th to go 1-up. Alas, instead of Spieth extending with a par breaker at the par-5 18th, it was the Englishman that found birdie. If there's any solace for the 21-year-old, it's that he'll get an early start on his prep for next week's PLAYERS. Look for Westwood back at TPC Harding Park on Saturday morning for the round of 16.
May 1 - 6:40 PM

Lee Westwood scratched out a 1-up victory over Mikko Ilonen in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Ilonen flashed some of the form that led to his title at last fall's Volvo World Match Play Championship. It's just that he ran dry after eight holes. Indeed, after matching birdies with the Brit at the par-5 first, Ilonen picked off birdie-wins at 4, 6 and 7 to stake a 3-up lead. Westwood counted with a birdie-win of his own at the par-4 eighth, but made the turn 3-down after a bogey-4 at 9. Ilonen gave it right back with a bogey at the par-4 10th and conceded the par-4 12th. When Westwood converted a 20-footer for birdie at the par-3 13th, they were even. Westy added birdie-3s at 14 and 16 before dropping 17 with a bogey. Alas, despite the fireworks, the duo shared pedestrian pars at the closing par 5. Ilonen is now mathematically eliminated, but he'll face Matt Every (0-2) on Friday. Westwood will play Jordan Spieth (2-0) for the berth into the round of 16.
Apr 30 - 9:43 PM

In one of the uglier matches in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Lee Westwood claimed a 1-up victory over Matt Every.

This spoke to the philosophy of the format. Westwood shot 1-over-par 73 with six birdies, five bogeys and a double. Every landed at 75 with just two birdies against five bogeys. Neither had better than a 1-up margin at any point and only Every retained the lead for as much as one additional hole after claiming it (Nos. 7 and 8). The tussle came down to the par-5 18th where the Brit converted a 4. He'll attempt to tackle Mikko Ilonen in the second round. Every draws white-hot Jordan Spieth.
Apr 29 - 7:06 PM

Lee Westwood's run of five top 15s at the Masters ended after a closing 2-over-par 38-36=74 left him down in T46.

It's been an underwhelming week for the 2010 runner-up, who only flickered into life on Saturday's back nine when reeling off four straight birdies. Today, it was more of the ragged scoring which was in evidence during his opening 36 holes. Westwood mixed four bogeys against two birdies in his opening nine and came home in level par to finish at 2-over 290. Westwood did at least extend his cut-streak at the Masters to nine but that's scant consolation for a player who had recorded 11 top 10s in his previous 20 majors.
Apr 12 - 8:21 PM

Lee Westwood finally got going in the 79th Masters with a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in Saturday's third round.

We're used to seeing the Englishman on the leaderboard in the year's opening major but this time he only just made the cut after a pair of 73s. His sluggish performance continued on the front nine on Saturday as he followed a bogey at the first with eight straight pars. But after solid 4s at 10 and 11, Westwood finally hit the accelerator with a run of four straight birdies from 12 to 15. The 2010 runner-up bogeyed 17 but it was clearly a better day for Westwood, who jumped from T50 to T30. At even-par 216 he still has the chance to go low on Sunday and post a sixth straight top 15 finish at Augusta National.
Apr 12 - 5:46 AM

Lee Westwood makes his ninth appearance at the Shell Houston Open and has never missed a cut.

Westwood is a top-contender with six top-25 finishes in his last seven SHOs including top 10s in 2013 and 2010. Course form meets recent form as he's logged five top 25s in each of his five worldwide-starts in 2015. After a T17 at Valspar, Westwood's taken the last two weeks off. One concern, although 16th in par-breakers, he's 132nd in bogey avoidance.
Mar 31 - 3:23 PM

Lee Westwood carded a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to reach the 54-hole mark one off the clubhouse lead at 3-under 213.

Westwood bagged six birdies and surrendered four bogeys on his lap around Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course. He has the reputation of a great ball-striker and poor putter, but it is worth noting that four of his birdies fell from longer than 10 feet, with three of those dropping from longer than 21 feet. He's gone about his business quietly this week, but finds himself right in the hunt for the title with a strong round on Sunday.
Mar 7 - 4:54 PM

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

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