Lee Westwood turned professional in 1993. Since then Westwood has seen 2 PGA Tour wins as well as 23 European Tour wins.

Birthday 24/04/1973

Birthplace Worksop, England

Official World Golf Ranking 55th

Height 6 ft, 0 in

Best Results in Majors
Masters – 2nd (2010)
US Open – 3rd (2008, 2011)
Open Championship – 2nd (2010)
PGA Championship – 3rd (2009)

Westwood took a while to kick off his professional career but in late 1997, he attracted the attention of golf fans with three sudden victories. These wins propelled Westwood near to the top of the European Tour’s money list.

He has come agonisingly close on numerous occasions to winning a major championship but just couldn’t close out. At the 2008 US Open, he missed a 20-foot birdie putt that would have sent him into a playoff with Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate.

Also at the 2010 US Masters, his final round lead evaporated. While failing to capitalise on his final day lead at Augusta, he remained in the top three of a gripping contest all day long. He finished runner-up to the very popular Phil Mickelson.

However, in October, Westwood became number one in the world and he managed to break Tiger Woods’ five-year reign at the summit. He also found himself back on the number one spot in 2011. Overall, he was top of the rankings for a total of 22 weeks.

Westwood has also played a big role in European success at the Ryder Cup in recent times. Out of nine appearances, he has been on the winning side an impressive seven times.


In 2004 and 2006, he remained unbeaten in all five of his matches. He has reached fifth on the all-time list of Ryder Cup point scorers, with an incredible 23, just two points off fellow Englishman Nick Faldo’s record. He will be looking to break this record at Hazeltine in 2016.

Lee Westwood wins Maybank Malaysian Open

England’s Lee Westwood ended a near two-year wait for a win with a seven shot victory in the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Westwood began the final round just one clear of fellow Englishman Andy Sullivan but quickly opened a gap at the top…

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