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Lee Westwood

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

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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. Sep 17 - 11:46 AM

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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.
Sep 14 - 9:04 AM

Lee Westwood blitzed Crans-sur-Sierre for a bogey-free 7-under-par 30-33=63 in Sunday's final round at the Omega European Masters, leaping 21 spots on the leaderboard to finish solo fourth at 12-under 268, five behind winner Alex Noren.

Any whispers that Westwood's Ryder Cup pick from long-time buddy Darren Clarke earlier this week was more to do with friendship than form were certainly quietened today as the Englishman produced his best result since T2 at the Masters. Westwood got hot on his front nine with circles at 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 and splashed further red at 15 and 18 to card his lowest 18 of the season. He piped 10 (of 13) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation, welcome numbers as he prepares for the upcoming Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine. His total of 27 putts for the day was his lowest of the week.
Sep 4 - 11:49 AM

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke announced his three picks to round out the team, choosing Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, and Thomas Pieters.

With five rookies earning their way onto the team, much of the speculation geared toward picking the veterans to round out the squad. That is exactly what Clarke did with Kaymer and Westwood, but Pieters gives the team a sixth Ryder Cup rookie. Pieters played golf at the University of Illinois so Midwest golf should be very familiar to him although he's returned to play just three PGA TOUR events in the states since graduating. The 24-year-old certainly checks the form box as he arrives with three straight top 5s internationally, including a win at last week's Made in Denmark. World No. 20 Russell Knox was left off the team, and will have to wait until 2018 to potentially make his Ryder Cup debut at Le Golf National.
Aug 30 - 8:11 AM

Lee Westwood will be making his 22nd appearance at this year’s 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon.

His 9 Open Championship starts in England have earned him a best of T31 and 4 missed cuts. In stark contrast in Scotland he has reaped six top 20 finishes and just 2 missed cuts. Throw in the fact that he’s finished T4 and T10 at Royal Troon and there’s every reason to be interested - and that’s before we’ve looked at his major record this term. Ah. How do we make sense of it? T2 in the Masters but widely believed to have shied away from the win when playing partner Danny Willett stood up to the plate. And then T32, having started the final round T4, at the U.S. Open when playing with eventual winner Dustin Johnson. If Westwood doesn’t want to be remembered for being Johnson’s loyal marker that day he needs to win a major soon, but are shadows of his major demons growing too large?
Jul 11 - 10:36 AM

Lee Westwood styled a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the two-day third round of the 116th U.S. Open to reach 2-under 208, up four places to T3 with play still in progress.

The 43-year-old is making his 73rd major championship appearance, most among active players without a major victory. He opened his 17th U.S. Open in 67-72 to begin the third round in a four-way T7, three shy of 36-hole leader Dustin Johnson. The Englishman, who is not a TOUR member for 2015-16, got 15 holes completed and was 1-under on his lap when play was suspended Saturday. Prior, he outpaced bogeys on 4, 7, 10 and 12 with birdies on 2, 9, 14 and a hole-out eagle-2 at the fifth from 130 yards away, his second hole-out eagle of the tourney. Westwood returned on Sunday to par his final three holes.
Jun 19 - 7:50 AM

Lee Westwood held the lead, swallowed six bogeys in nine holes and birdied two of the last three in an eventful second-round 2-over-par 36-36=72 at the U.S. Open which left him three off the pace.

One back after an opening 67 at Oakmont, the Englishman's bid for an overdue first major title took another upward turn with birdies at 1 and 4 moving him into the outright lead at 5-under. But a bogey at 6 turned the momentum and Westwood then bogeyed the par 4s at 7, 9, 10, 11 and 14 to slip outside the top 15. To his credit, he rallied late by draining a 29ft birdie at 16 before converting from 7ft for another circle at the last. At 1-under 139 he's T7 on the live leaderboard and three behind leader Dustin Johnson. Westwood's usually strong iron play was loose today as he could only hit 8 greens in regulation after splitting 9 (of 14) fairways. He took 29 putts, three more than than in round one.
Jun 18 - 1:57 PM

Lee Westwood torched Oakmont Country Club with a 3-under-par 34-33=67 during the opening round of the 116th U.S. Open Championship, placing him one off the lead of Andrew Landry at the time he signed his card.

The Englishman opened on the back nine Thursday at 8:13 a.m. and finished up nearly 25 hours later, following a trio of rain delays. Westwood split 10 (of 14) fairways on the round to keep himself in scoring position, throughout. The highlight of the round was a 124-yard hole out for eagle at the par-4 14th hole. His play on the greens was highlighted by a 19-footer for birdie at the par-5 fourth hole. On the whole, this was mostly generated by great approach play but his short game was more than serviceable on the way toward the three birdies and an eagle. Westwood arrived with nine podium finishes in his major championship career, so he is in a very familiar position near the top.
Jun 17 - 9:10 AM

Three-time Nordea Masters champion Lee Westwood got his hunt for a record-breaking fourth title off to a great start with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 opening round.

The Englishman, previously a winner of this event in 1996, 2000 and 2012, cruised the Bro Hof Slott track to take lunch just one shot back of the four leaders who posted 5-under. Beginning at the 10th he started well with birdies at that hole and the 12th. A bogey-6 on No. 13 was a blow, but he responded with more red at 14 and 18. He closed with a final pair of par breakers at 5 and 9, with a bogey in between at No. 8. He hit 14 greens and his two bogeys came when he failed to save par from the fringe. His clumsy short game almost cost him on the 9th too, when he could only chip to 20 feet, but he converted the distant chance.
Jun 2 - 9:06 AM

As the leaders faltered Lee Westwood found himself in contention for the BMW PGA Championship after a third round 4-under-par 33-35=68 left him 7-under 209 for the week.

The Englishman was bogey-free on Saturday, quite a feat on a day when the overnight leaders were tripping over the scorecard at regular intervals. The par breakers came in pairs. The first two at 4 and 5, the second to close at 17 and 18. He's now completed hat-tricks of birdies for the week at both 4 and 17. He crushed 16 greens in regulation and saved par both times he missed the dance floor. "A couple of mental errors," was his assessment of those errant long shots after the round, before discussing a turnaround in confidence. "To play well at Augusta with the world's best players, it gave me confirmation that I've still got the game to complete." He heads into the final round in a tie for third with YE Yang, two back of leader Scott Hend.
May 28 - 11:41 AM

World No. 67 Lee Westwood, runner-up in 2010, spun a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the 80th Masters to wrap his 17th appearance on 2-under 286, up six places on the leaderboard to co-runner-up, three adrift of champion Danny Willett. Westwood pocketed $880,000 in non-PGA TOUR member earnings.

The 42-year-old struggled to get into this year's edition after ending last year exactly at No. 50 in OWGR. He won't have to worry about that for 2017. The Englishman, grouped with the would-be-champ in the fourth-to-last pairing, began the final round on 1-over (T8), four shy of 54-hole leader and defender Jordan Spieth. He opened with a 3-putt bogey from 37'0" but rebounded with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7. Westwood added a third circle at the par-4 ninth from 12'0" to turn 2-under. He bogeyed the 10th (failed scramble) and 3-putted the 16th from 47'0" for bogey-4, but erased them with a birdie on the par-5 13th and a chip-in eagle-3 on 15 from 25 yards for his third career runner-up in 72 major appearances (2010 Masters; 2010/Open Championship).
Apr 10 - 8:23 PM

Lee Westwood recovered for a 1-under-par 39-32=71 on Moving Day at the Masters for a 54-hole tally of 1-over 217, up 15 places on the live leaderboard to T8 and tied for the low round in the clubhouse with Louis Oosthuizen. UPDATE: With play completed, Smylie Kaufman carded 69 for the low round of the day.

This is Westwood's 17th Masters with a best of runner-up in 2010. He began his third frame T23 on 2-over after opening in 71-75. The 42-year-old posted week bests of nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation and registered 1.78 putts per GIR. He turned in 3-over 39, erasing an eight-foot birdie at the par-5 second with failed scrambles for bogeys on Nos. 1, 4, 5 and 9. The Englishman rolled in a '2' on the par-3 12th from 6'0" which began a run of three straight circles, two-putting for birdie-4 on 13, and finishing the stretch with a five-footer on 14. He capped with a 34-foot bomb for birdie on the par-4 18th to come home in bogey-free 32.
Apr 9 - 5:43 PM

Lee Westwood birdied three of the par 3s in route to a 1-under-par 35-36=71 during the opening round of the 80th Masters.

Westwood arrived as a certified course horse, with top 15s here at Augusta National in five of his last six trips. Form was the concern for gamers as he'd missed the cut in all three international stroke-play events during the 2016 calendar year. The Englishman squashed those concerned today as course history trumped form on his way toward a four-birdie opening effort. All four came on putts from outside seven feet, including a 21-foot blast on the par-3 fourth. Gamers should expect the ball-striking to come around as he striped just eight (of 14) fairways during today's round.
Apr 7 - 2:23 PM

Lee Westwood grinded out a 1-up victory over Marc Leishman in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play to reach 1-1-0 on the week.

The Englishman got down early in his match as Leishman led for eighth of the first 11 holes. The first official birdie was circled at the par-4 13th hole when Westwood dialed in a putt from 19'10". That circle gave him a one hole lead and he never released his grasp. Entering the 18th hole with a 1-up lead, there was no pressure applied as Leishman hung his approach shot to the right, outside of 50 feet. Leishman is now 0-1-1 and out of the equation to advance, but he could still play the spoiler role as he readies for tomorrow's match against Sergio Garcia.
Mar 24 - 3:15 PM

Lee Westwood contests his 16th World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play and plays out of Group 13 with Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman and Ryan Moore as the 59th-seed.

Westwood won his group last year at TPC Harding Park as the 26-seed with a 3-0 record, including a 2up win over second-seeded Jordan Spieth on Friday. He was eliminated on Saturday in the Rd. of 16 by fellow Englishman Danny Willett. The year prior (old format), he was eliminated in Rd. 1 by Harris English. Westwood, making just his second start of the season (T51, WGC-HSBC), has a long history of match-play competition but most recently went 3-0-0 at the 2016 EurAsia Cup.
Mar 22 - 7:00 PM