Lee Westwood Set For Two Day Augusta Trip With Son

The Englishman is off to Augusta for a 'lads-and-dads' trip after his runner-up at TPC Sawgrass

Lee Westwood Set For Two Day Augusta Trip With Son
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The Englishman is off to Augusta for a 'lads-and-dads' trip after his runner-up finish at TPC Sawgrass

Lee Westwood Set For Two Day Augusta Trip With Son

Lee Westwood once again agonisingly missed out on a huge win on the PGA Tour at The Players Championship.

The Englishman finished one stroke shy for the second week running after another superb performance.

He birdied the last hole to finish second alone, one stroke back of winner Justin Thomas.

But it's not all bad for the 47-year-old, who has won 44 times as a professional and is now back inside the world's top 20.

Westwood picked up a cheque of $1.635m after winning over $1m at Bay Hill last week too.

He's now off to Augusta National for a trip with his son and Shane Lowry before coming back to Florida for this week's Honda Classic at PGA National.

"I've got a fun couple of days coming up. I'm going to play Augusta with my son Sam. Tomorrow's going to be a good Monday," Westwood said.

"It's the first time he's played there. He's been there with me years ago, but he's caddying for me this year in the Masters itself, so I figure I'm taking him to play 36 holes Monday and Tuesday.

"Be a good lads-and-dads trip. Looking forward to it."

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Westwood will be joined at Augusta on Monday and Tuesday by 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry, who is taking his coach.

"I'm actually going to Augusta this evening," Lowry said after finishing 8th at TPC Sawgrass.

"I'm playing Augusta tomorrow and Tuesday, myself and Lee Westwood are going, actually.

"He's taking his son, and I'm taking my coach and we're going to play.

"A couple of members kindly invited us. We're going up there, I'm treating them as maybe a little practice rounds for the Masters."

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV