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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 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

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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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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

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