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Lee Westwood

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 4/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205

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Lee Westwood is a 16 year veteran of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, but he’ll head to Austin Country Club for this year’s renewal with little evidence that he'll be playing a part in Sunday’s action.
The Englishman is famed for his stellar golf in the match play of the Ryder Cup and yet the truth is that his greatest points accumulation in that match comes in the first two days: in the singles he has a record of 3-6 and it’s typical. His career singles log book reads a better 34-32-1, but in this event it is 15-18, boosted by a semi-final appearance in 2012, the only time he played more than two matches at the tournament during the knockout format (in 14 tries). He’s made a solid but unspectacular start to the year, going 5-for-5, every result falling between T8 and T28. In the first round he has been pitched against defending champion Jason Day, last week's winner Marc Leishman and the reinvigorated Pat Perez in Group 3. Mar 21 - 4:33 AM
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First-round co-leader and World No. 49 Lee Westwood spun a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship for a 54-hole total of 9-under 204, up 11 spots to T4 with play still in progress.

The 43-year-old co-led with five others with 67 and began R3 T11 on 4-under after a second-round 71. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.571 putts per GIR and 1.888 SG: Putting. The Englishman exchanged birdies at Nos. 1 and 5 (from 22'7") with bogeys at 6 and 8 to turn even, but came home blemish-free 5-under, circling 10 (16'8"), 12, 13 (31'2"), 15 and 18, ending with a kick-in from 14 inches after nearly holing his approach from 114 yards.
Mar 4 - 5:23 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 49 Lee Westwood carved out an even-par 36-35=71 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to reach halftime on 4-under 138, down 12 places to T13, three back of clubhouse leader Phil Mickelson and six back of the leader on the course Rory McIlroy.

The 43-year-old ended the first round with a pair of bogeys and it bled into the second day's play at Club de Golf Chapultepec. After circling eight birdies in Round 1, he managed three in R2, cancelled with three squares. The Englishman, a non-member on the PGA TOUR, found seven (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 1.453 strokes tee-to-green but gaining 1.302 strokes on the greens.
Mar 3 - 6:04 PM

Lee Westwood roller-coastered his way around Club de Golf Chapultepec during the opening round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, escaping with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 to share an early clubhouse co-lead with four other golfers.

The Englishman landed just 13 greens in regulation but he had more than his fair share of great approach shots. On three occasions he stuck his approaches from outside 160 yards to inside five feet, all resulting in birdies. He also rolled in a 20'1" birdie splash from the fringe to pad his around-the-green stats. Westwood is playing 2017 as a European Tour member only, so perhaps he's enjoying the lack of stress of trying to juggle a multi-tour schedule. If the Englishman maintains a share of top spot by day's end, it will be his first co-lead on the PGA TOUR since R1 of the 2014 PGA Championship (T15 by week's end).
Mar 2 - 6:48 PM

World No. 49 Lee Westwood makes the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship his 56th career WGC event, the most of anyone in the 77-man field.

The 43-year-old has 11 top 10s in 55 prior WGCs, most recently a T6 at the 2013 HSBC Champions. He's finished runner-up three times, most recently at the 2010 HSBC, which prior to 2013, played as an unofficial event on the PGA TOUR, though official event on the European Tour. The Englishman is a non-member this season on the U.S.-based circuit after playing just seven events last season. He went 6-for-7 with two top 25s, one top 10, a T2 at the Masters. The Englishman finished 13th last season in the Race to Dubai standings, concluding with a T13 at the DP World Tour championship. He arrives off four straight worldwide cashes, three of those top 25s, and one top 10, a T8 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC.
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Mar 1 - 3:38 PM

Lee Westwood will be looking to build on his superb record in Asia when he tees it up in the Maybank Championship at Saujana G&CC this week.

The Englishman will be feeling comfortable this week. He claimed the Malaysian Open twice, in 1997 and 2014, the first of those on the very track this event debuts at this week. A tricky layout which snakes between palm trees, it favored course specialists which will only boost Westwood's hopes. What will add to his good vibes is his remarkable record on the Asian Tour since January 2011, which includes seven wins in just 11 starts (and never once finishing worse than T13). In the same period he has one win on the PGA and European Tours; there's definitely something to be drawn from that, but for this week it doesn't really matter. He posted T8 in Abu Dhabi and then T23 in Dubai, the latter despite catching the worst of the draw, something he wasn't shy to draw attention to.
Feb 7 - 6:43 AM

Lee Westwood got hot around the turn and signed for a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in round one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, slotting in at T10 after the opening 18 holes.

The veteran Englishman was runner-up on debut at Abu Dhabi GC in 2008 and also T17 in 2012 but missed the cut last year on his first start in the tournament for four years. Today's 68 was his best first round in six appearances and left him four behind leader Henrik Stenson. Westwood got the birdie count going with a gain at 5 and added three more at 8, 9 and 10. A lone bogey of the day at 12 was wiped out with a final red number at 16. "Everything was pretty sharp, really, which is quite surprising for me. I haven't done much in the last six, seven weeks since the DP World championship," he said. "I haven't really hit that many balls. I like the way they set this golf course up. There's penalties for missing fairways. The rough is thicker than other venues we play at and the bunkers are well placed."
Jan 19 - 9:05 AM

First-round leader Lee Westwood made his only bogey of the day at 18 in a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the second round of the DP World Tour Championship, the blemish dropping him a shot off the pace after 36 holes.

After a booming drive down the par-5 last, Westwood looked in fine position to make the go-ahead birdie that would break him out of a two-way tie with Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari at the top. But he found water with his approach and made bogey instead, finishing 36 holes on 8-under 136. Until that point, it had been steady stuff from the veteran Englishman. He couldn't get it going on the greens but two-putted for birdie at 2 and 14 and rolled in a four-footer for another circle at 16. Despite the sting in the tail, he'll be a threat to everyone over the weekend having already posted a win, a third and a fifth in previous starts at the Earth Course.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:16:00 AM

With a seven-birdie 6-under-par 33-33=66, Lee Westwood took the outright lead after day one of the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Westwood was the inaugural winner of this tournament in 2009 and also cracked the top five in 2010 and 2013 so it's no surprise to see him on top of the pile. Just as he did when taking the title seven years ago, the veteran Englishman opened with a 6-under lap of the Earth Course. He got his birdie count up and running at No. 2 and made further gains at 7 and 8 to complete an impressive opening nine. After a sole bogey of the day at 12, he responded with back-to-back circles to go T1 and then added a go-ahead birdie from 15 feet at 17. A closing par kept him a shot in front of Julien Quesne and Nicolas Colsaerts and secured his first day-one lead since February 2015. If the tournament were to finish now, he'd finish fourth on the Race to Dubai. A re-draw after round one means Westwood will play in the final two-ball with Frenchman Quesne on Friday.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 07:06:00 AM

Lee Westwood, the 2007 British Masters champion, finished third in the 2016 edition thanks to a final round of 4-under-par 33-34=67 and a total for the week of 15-under 269 at The Grove.

Next year the Englishman will undertake the hosting duties when the tournament moves to Close House in the north of England, but he left the south in a good frame of mind after a solid week which put two missed cuts and an underwhelming Ryder Cup appearance into the shade. He made an early birdie at the first but gave the shot back at the third. He then posted three red numbers at 6, 9 and 10 to give himself a sniff of victory as the eventual winner Alex Noren limped around the turn. But a bogey at 12, caused by an inability to get out a fairway sand trap in one, set Westwood back and despite ticking birdie at 13 and 18 he was always a little short of the required pace. His 15-under was three back of the mark Noren reached.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 12:13:00 PM

Lee Westwood hung up the early clubhouse lead on day one of the British Masters at The Grove with a 4-under-par 32-35=67 on Thursday.

Westwood was one of 11 in the field to have played the course when it last staged a European Tour event (the 2006 WGC-American Express Championships) and he was quick to impress his home English crowd today. The Ryder Cup veteran opened with a tap-in birdie at 10 and connected three more from Nos. 13-15. He gave one back at 16 but climbed back to 4-under with another par breaker from six feet at 17. It was a quieter second nine as he traded a bogey at 7 with a birdie at 8 before making par at the last. After his nightmare at Hazeltine (three defeats out of three) and second-round 82 in last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, this is a welcome return to form for Westwood. His score is unlikely to lead at close of play with Marc Warren currently 6-under with two to play.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 08:06:00 AM

After failing to justify his wildcard pick from good friend Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood will hope to respond to his Ryder Cup bruising with a title challenge at this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Westwood lost all three of his matches at Hazeltine, missing crucial putts and rounding off a nightmare week by losing to Ryan Moore in Sunday's singles despite being 2UP with three to play. A self-deprecating sense of humor should help him get over events in Minnesota but his main appeal to gamers this week is the superb record he boasts in the tournament played over the links of St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Westwood won the event in 2003, a result which changed his once dim view of the Old Course, and made the top 10 in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. He was also T2 in the 2010 Open Championship at St. Andrews. The Englishman missed this event from 2012-2014 so will look to put in another big performance after failing to cash last year. Before his forgettable Ryder Cup, Westwood had been T4 in the European Masters in Switzerland so there is some recent form to tap back into.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 03:28:00 AM

Lee Westwood has competed in very nearly one quarter of all Ryder Cups: this year at Hazeltine National Golf Club is his tenth start in the 41st match-up.

When given the nod by his best friend and captain Darren Clarke, having failed to qualify by right, it confirmed a tenth straight appearance for the Englishman who stands on the brink of becoming Europe's greatest accumulator of points (he has 23 points, Nick Faldo leads on 25). Given such long term strength it's interesting that he has only twice been Europe's top scorer, and he jointly held that spot on both occasions. One reason is a weakness in the singles (3-6-0) which might be explained by the extent to which he is used on the first two days. Strong in fourballs (8-5-2) he is gun in foursomes (9-4-4). In singles match play, across all events, he is 34-31-1 whereas in partnership with others he maintains the Ryder Cup record, going a remarkable 31-13-7 (.68%). The highlight of his year was T2 in the Masters and yet it was a bit typical too: he had the same chance Danny Willett was offered on the 16th tee (of victory) and Westwood, serial non-major winner, didn't take it.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 07:29:00 AM

Ryder Cup-bound Lee Westwood completed 36 holes of the Italian Open in 1-under-par 70-71=141, missing the cut by two shots.

After all the weather interruptions in Monza, Westwood has a ready-made excuse although failing to get another 36 holes under his belt is a disappointment with the biannual showdown with the United States on the horizon. The Englishman would have made the cut but for bogeys at 16 and 17. He also needed 33 putts in his second round. Other notables that failed to survive include: 140--Jamie Donaldson; Thongchai Jaidee; Padraig Harrington; Peter Uihlein ... 141--Jaco Van Zyl; Edoardo Molinari; Matteo Manassero ... 142--Scott Hend, Fabrizio Zanotti ... 143--Thorbjorn Olesen ... 144--Pablo Larrazabal.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Lee Westwood heads to Golf Club Milano this week to tee it up in the Italian Open for the first time in 16 years.

"It looks like a very nice course, it seems tight off the tee so you need to be accurate," said the Englishman, who is seeing the par 71 for the first time. Westwood's last start in the event came at Is Molas in 2000 when he took T12 but that's actually his worst Italian Open finish. He also contested the 1996, 1997 and 1998 editions, posting 3-6-6. Without doubt, he has one eye on getting sharp for the Ryder Cup in two weeks' time and preparations are going well after he hung up a 63 in the final round of the Omega European Masters a fortnight ago to take fourth spot, his first top five since a runners-up finish at the Masters. Westwood has a morning tee-time (08:40) from the 10th Thursday, forming one of the star three-balls with home favorite Francesco Molinari and Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 09:04:00 AM