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

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Lee Westwood will participate in his ninth Ryder Cup thanks to receiving one of captain Paul McGinley's three picks.
Westwood failed to climb out of the first round of the FedExCup Playoffs, but he's a stalwart in the competition, having donned the European colors in every edition since 1997. This year's at Gleneagles in Scotland on Sept. 26-28 will be his ninth. "I’m obviously delighted," he said. "The Ryder Cup has always been a massive thing for me and I was delighted to get the call from Paul. It was a long day yesterday but when Paul rang with the good news I was relieved. I’ve played a lot better in the last month and a half and I’ve been showing some form and giving Paul a reason to pick me. I’m delighted and honored to be representing Europe again." Westwood is 18-13-7 overall and a member of six winning squads. Sep 2 - 11:43 AM

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Lee Westwood begins his assault on the FedExCup Playoffs at The Barclays this week.

The Englishman has failed to produce, relative to his lofty standards, for much of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season and finds himself 107th in the FEC standings. The good news is, he seems to have righted the ship with a T19 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and a T15 at the PGA Championship. A similar finish this week at Ridgewood Country Club could allow him to make a deeper run in the Playoffs.
Aug 19 - 3:27 PM

Overnight co-leader Lee Westwood faded to a 1-over-par 34-38=72 in his second round of the PGA Championship to post 5-under 137 at the midpoint, four strokes off the 36-hole lead.

He went just 3-for-13 in birdie opportunities, including a conversion from 15'4" at the par-3 third hole, but Westwood played a four-hole stretch on his inward side in 4-over to thwart a red number. The stumble started with a double bogey at the signature par-4 13th. It concluded with a bogey-5 at 15, where he rinsed his tee ball, and a three-jack for bogey from 32'2" at the par-4 16th. He found some luck early in the round, however, holing out for par from the rough six yards away at the par-4 second.
Aug 8 - 7:51 PM

Lee Westwood smoothed a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in his opening round of the 96th PGA Championship to assume outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

He's coming off consecutive missed cuts in the majors for the first time since 2003, but you wouldn't know it by today's effort. He hit 14 greens in regulation and converted for birdie nine times. Five of the par breakers measured at least 13 feet, the longest dropping in for a walk-off from 40'2" at the par-4 ninth hole. At last check, his strokes gained-putting clip sat at 3.028. Westwood birdied five of his last six, including each of the last four. He penciled in 4s on each of the three par 5s. The Brit also squared a bogey-5 at No. 15 and a 6 at the par-4 first, but he's in as good a position as possible to finally wrangle his first victory in a major.
Aug 7 - 1:25 PM

Lee Westwood crafted a bogey free 7-under-par 31-32=63 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to end his week at 4-under 276.

The Englishman hasn't been in his top form this season, but seven birdies and 11 pars at Firestone CC on Sunday have him poised to put something special together in the PGA Championship next week. Four of those birdies came from between 13 and 24 feet, which is out of the ordinary considering the struggles he's had with his flat stick over the years. He is currently on the outside looking in relative to the European Ryder Cup team, so anything he can do to impress captain Paul McGinley over the next few weeks is a major plus.
Aug 3 - 3:22 PM

Lee Westwood begins his 2014 Open Championship having missed his last three cuts in 2014.

Following a T35 at the BMW PGA Championship, Westy missed the weekend at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, U.S. Open and Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Perhaps that won't matter, as his history in this event is extremely strong, but it has to be a little disconcerting for those in the veteran's camp. He's cracked the top three in three of the last five Opens, including last year. His only visit to Hoylake resulted in a T31 back in 2006.
Jul 16 - 12:35 PM

Lee Westwood hoisted the hardware in 2010 and returns this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

TPC Southwind is the site of Westwood's latest PGA TOUR victory. His attempt at a title defense yielded a T11 in the 2011 FedEx St. Jude Classic, and he hasn't returned until this week. The Englishman has won three times since, on the European Tour, including the most recent just six weeks ago at the Maybank Malaysian Open. Good form and good course history converge this week, making Westwood a valuable asset in all formats.
Jun 4 - 12:12 PM

Lee Westwood signed for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to nab a top-10 finish at 9-under 279.

The Englishman surrounded a bogey at the par-3 eighth with birdies at seven and nine after six pars to start his round at TPC Sawgrass. Birdies at 11 and 14 had him charging, but a bogey at the par-4 15th and the inability to par the easy par-5 16th stalled his round. He ranked outside of the top 25 in GIR, putting average and strokes gained for the week, so relatively speaking he scored his ball very well.
May 11 - 7:26 PM

Lee Westwood managed a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in the third round of THE PLAYERS and enters the finale inside the top 10 at 7-under 209.

The Englishman was solid early in the day, circling three birdies and an eagle to just two bogeys over his first 12 holes, before playing his final six with four pars and two bogeys. Among the highlights were an eagle from 3'10" at the par-5 second and an 11'7" birdie at the par-4 sixth. He was two strokes off the clubhouse lead, and five off the real-time lead, at the time of his posting. It will take a big final round for him to walk away a winner.
May 10 - 6:35 PM

Lee Westwood followed his opening 67 at THE PLAYERS with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 to post 6-under 138 at the midpoint, six strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Brit was the first from today's late draw to assume a position near the top of the leaderboard after 36 holes. Unfortunately, he's not higher. Westwood traded four birdies with three bogeys, the first of which a three-jack form 48 feet at the par-3 13th hole. Three of his par breakers disappeared from outside 18 feet, the longest measuring 28'9" at 10, his first hole of the day. So, in one aspect, he should be disappointed that he didn't make hay, but given the distance of his conversions, he should also feel fortunate.
May 9 - 5:40 PM

Lee Westwood carved a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS, good for early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Westwood disappointed gamers at Quail Hollow last week, but the faithful were rewarded today. He split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens en route to five birdies. He opened birdie-birdie at 1 and 2 to generate momentum. Birdies at 6, 12 and 16 followed, the last two measuring 10'9" and 11'4", respectively. He's posted top 10s in two of his last three trips to TPC Sawgrass, so it would have been surprising if he didn't rekindle some form today.
May 8 - 12:13 PM

Lee Westwood failed to parlay converging trends at the Wells Fargo Championship, missing the cut by two strokes.

The Englishman was fancied in most formats this week what with a win in Malaysia in his last start (April 20) following a solo seventh at the Masters, and top fives in the last two editions of the WFC. However, while he converted an eagle-2 (at the 14th hole in his second round) and eight birdies, he squared seven bogeys and three doubles (all on Friday) en route to 3-over-par 71-76=147. He'll try again at next week's PLAYERS where he tied for eighth last year. Other notables that failed to make the cut at Quail Hollow include: 146--Jonas Blixt; Jeff Overton ... 147--Seung-yul Noh; Chris Stroud; Bo Van Pelt; Nicolas Colsaerts ... 148--Jimmy Walker; Nick Watney; D.A. Points; Darren Clarke; Robert Karlsson ... 149--2011 champion Lucas Glover; Will MacKenzie; Jamie Donaldson ... 150--K.J. Choi; Padraig Harrington; Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño ... 151--2009 champion Sean O'Hair; Russell Henley; Matt Jones ... 153--Chesson Hadley.
May 2 - 8:56 PM

Lee Westwood breezed to a seven-stroke victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Westwood posted 18-under-par 65-66-71-68=270 for an outright wire-to-wire triumph over a trio of runners-up in Nicolas Colsaerts, Louis Oosthuizen and Bernd Wiesberger. The Brit missed 17 greens in regulation, but limited the damage to three bogeys and a double. He was bogey-free in the finale at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. "It’s a golf course that suits my game," Westwood said. "It’s very tight in certain areas. I played well, I putted well, and the short game is good." This is his first victory anywhere since the 2012 Nordea Masters. It also secures a berth in this summer's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
Apr 20 - 12:51 PM

Lee Westwood turned in a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in the final round of the Masters and is the first man in the clubhouse at 1-under 287.

The Englishman struggled early, with a bogey at the par-4 third and a double bogey at the par-3 fourth hole. He spent the rest of his afternoon battling back, circling four birdies to just two bogeys over his final 10 holes. He is safely inside the top 10 at Augusta National Golf Club, guaranteeing himself a spot in the 2015 Masters and also nabbing his first top 10 if the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season.
Apr 13 - 6:25 PM

Lee Westwood posted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Masters to remain in the hunt at 2-under 214.

Westy has notoriously spent his career chasing his first major championship title, and his four birdies to just two bogeys on his third lap around Augusta National Golf Club have him lurking. With the leaders struggling to pull away, he finds himself just one off the clubhouse lead and four behind Bubba Watson in real time at the time he signed his scorecard. A low round on Sunday will position him to steal the green jacket.
Apr 12 - 5:21 PM