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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 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. Aug 25 - 10:42 PM

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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.
Aug 7 - 2:18 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.
Aug 6 - 5:51 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.
Jul 21 - 6:20 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.
Jul 18 - 3:37 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.
Jul 13 - 4:12 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.
Jun 29 - 4:58 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.
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