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Age / DOB:  (42) / 4/24/1973
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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

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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 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.
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

Lee Westwood has Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed for company in the first two rounds of The Open Championship at St. Andrews.

The trio, who contested the 2014 Ryder Cup on Scottish soil, head out at 09:11 on Thursday morning. Westwood will be playing in his 21st Open and one quirk of his past results is that he's performed significantly better in Scotland than he has on home English soil. All five of his Open top 10s have come north of the border and include a second place in the last edition to be played at St. Andrews in 2010. His 17 top 10s in majors also include a T3 at Muirfield two years ago. While Westwood will be pleased to set foot in Scotland again, his latest form is a worry after two missed cuts and nothing better than T38 in his last five strokeplay starts.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 04:12:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 04:58:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 06:41:00 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.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 04:38:00 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.
Mon, May 25, 2015 12:38:00 PM