Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood

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Lee Westwood is a talented English golfer. Lee Westwood was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.

Early Life

Lee Westwood was born on 24 April 1973 and he is currently 49 years old. He is originally from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Likewise, his full name is Lee John Westwood and his nickname is Westy. In the year 2007, Nottingham Trent University presented this personality with an Honorary degree of Doctor of Science and also named its sports hall after this golfer in October 2010.

This personality started playing golf at the young age of 13 years. He started off with a half set bought by his grandparents. Talking about his family, his father is John Westwood and his mother’s name is Trish Westwood (@trishwestwood on Instagram).

His father was a mathematics teacher who took up the game at the same time to encourage Lee. Furthermore, Lee was a talented sportsman at school and hence played rugby, cricket, and football. Moreover, he has a sister named Yolanda (@yolandabattrum). He shared a childhood photo with Yolanda on his Instagram profile in July 2020.

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Caption: Lee Westwood in an old photograph with his sister (top) and mother (bottom). Source: Instagram

Career

Professionally, Lee Westwood is a well-known golfer. People recognize this golfer for his consistency and is one of the few golfers who won tournaments on five continents including Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, and Oceania. His tournament wins include victories on the European Tour as well as the PGA Tour.

Moreover, this personality has won tournaments in four decades starting in the 1990s and continuing to the 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s. This golfer was named “European Tour Golfer of the Year” for the years/seasons 1998, 2000, 2009, and 2020. Likewise, this golfer is good friends with Darren Clarke – a fellow Ryder Cup star. From April 2006, these two golf stars co-own a private jet.

Further, Westwood won the 2000 European Tour Order of Merit. He also won the renamed 2009 and 2020 Race to Dubai. This golfer has also been mentioned frequently as one of the best golfers without a major championship victory. Westwood has several near misses including three runner-up finishes.

Additionally, Westwood represented Europe in 10 Ryder Cups. Then in October 2010, this golfer became the World’s #1 golfer. He ended the reign of Tiger Woods and became the 1st British golfer since Nick Faldo in 1994 to hold that position. Westwood held the #1 position for a total of 22 weeks.

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Caption: Lee Westwood along with his wife – Helen – who caddies him on tours. Source: Instagram

More Details

This golfer along with fellow countryman – Luke Donald – share the distinction of reaching the #1 world ranking despite never winning a major. Likewise, this golfer holds the record of playing in the most major championships without winning one.

Talking about the beginning of his career in golf, this player had a later start at the game in comparison to many other future tournament professionals. However, less than two years after he started, Westwood was the junior champion of Nottinghamshire.

Also, this golfer played for England in the Boys Home Internationals in August 1989. Further, he also played for Great Britain and Ireland boys team in the Jacques Léglise Trophy in both years 1990 and 1991. Additionally, in the year 1991, this golfer won his 1st important amateur tournament – the Peter McEvoy Trophy. In the year 1993, Westwood won the British Youths Open Amateur Championship and turned professional.

Similarly, Westwood announced the creation of the Lee Westwood Golf School in the year 2010. This school offers young golfers the ability to combine golf training with their education as part of their school life. Additionally, this golfer has also created a Junior Lee Westwood Golf Tour and Lee Westwood Golf Camps since 2010.

In recognition of his work with young golfers, the Golf Foundation’s ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award was awarded to this golfer just before the Open Championship. It is an award previously held by Gary Player and Tony Jacklin. Moreover, this golfer was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.

Personal Life

Lee Westwood is a happily married personality. His wife’s name is Helen Storey and she also caddies for Westwood on tour. The pair tied the knot in June 2021 in Las Vegas. At present, the lovers live together in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Prior to this marriage, Westwood was married to Laurae Coltart from January 1999 to 2017. Together, this ex-couple has two children namely Samuel Bevan and Poppy Grace. His ex-wife is the sister of Scottish Ryder Cup player – Andrew Coltart. After their divorce in 2017, this golfer moved back from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to Europe.

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Caption: Lee Westwood spent a great night at AJBXNG with both of his children and wife Helen in 2018. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Lee Westwood stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet or 1.83 meters and his weight is around 205 lbs or 93 kgs. Likewise, the golfer has blue eyes and brown hair that has turned grey with aging. Besides these, the golfer’s other body measurement details are still under review at the moment.

Social Media and Net Worth

Lee Westwood joined Twitter in November 2010 and has over 942.1K followers on his @WestwoodLee account. Likewise, his username on Instagram is @westwood_lee, and has more than 319k followers as of May 2022. Similarly, he has more than 175K followers on his Facebook profile. Furthermore, this English golfer has a net worth of around $40 million US dollars.