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Lee John Westwood a.k.a. Westwood is an English professional golfer. He is one of those golfers who has won tournaments on five continents such as Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and Oceania. His victories include the European Tour and the PGA Tour.
Westwood has also won tournaments in four decades, the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s, and has also been honored as European Tour Golfer of the Year for 1998, 2000, 2009, and 2020 seasons. Though he does not own a major championship victory he is being mentioned as one of the best golfers frequently.
Height / Weight / Age
Lee John Westwood is a skilled athlete since school who used to play rugby, cricket & soccer. He stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in or 183 cm. His weight is around 205lb (93kg; 14.6st)
The estimated net worth of Lee John Westwood is around $47 million from his PGA tours. But his basic salary is about $10 million USD. The golfer lives a lavish lifestyle and deserves all of it due to all his efforts.
Education / Family
The golf legend was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire on 24th April 1973. At the age of 13, he began playing golf with a half set bought by his grandparents. For golf, he was being encouraged by his father John who was a mathematics teacher. Lee was a very active and talented sportsman even during his school.
Lee John Westwood
|Real Name||Lee John Westwood|
|Birthplace||Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Date of Birth||24th April 1973|
|Height||6ft 0 inch|
|Hometown||Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England|
|Mothers name||Not known|
Career / Fashion & Style
In 1996, Lee John Westwood had won the Volvo Scandinavian Masters which was his first professional tournament. His success story continued for the following years and won the Malaysian Open, the Volvo Masters in Spain, and the Holden Australian Open. In association with Nick Faldo, he had participated in the Ryder Cup 1997.
To date, he has won 25 events on the European Tour and has returned to his home country with victories in North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The year 2000 is being considered the most successful year when he won seven tournaments worldwide and was ranked first on the European Order of Merit.
He had put an end to Colin Montgomerie’s long run of European Tour dominance. His victory at Sunshine Tour’s Dimension Data Pro-am had made him the first golfer to win events on all 6 of the International Federation of PGA Tours.
In 2001, he took a significant break from the game to celebrate the birth of his son Samuel. Later in 2007, he had returned to the field and also winners circle by winning both the Quinn Direct British Masters and the Valle Romano Open de Andalucía which brought his total European Tour wins to 18.
He has been continuously working on the same and has been playing to date. In March 2021, he was honored with the golden opportunity to hold the 54-hole lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife & more
In January 1999, Lee John Westwood got married to Laurae Coltart who is the sister of Scottish Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart, The couple is blessed with two children named Samuel Bevan and Poppy Grace.
Unfortunately, the couple got separated in 2017 and Westwood moved back to Europe from Florida. Along with his good friend, Darren Clarke, he co-owns a private jet with him. Currently, he is engaged to his fiance, Helen Storey, and is living with her in Jesmond, Newcastle.
Ex wife – Laurae Coltart
|Children||Samuel Bevan, Poppy Grace
Some Interesting facts about Lee John Westwood
- On October 31, 2010, Lee Westwood became the world’s first Golfer, ending Tiger Woods’ reign.
- Lee Westwood was appointed the Governor of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at the 2011 Birthday Honors Awards.
- He is one of the six players with the top 10 most in the major tournament in 2011.
- In the 2016 season of Omega European Masters, he became the fourth Omega European Masters.
- Apart from golf, he is interested in films, snooker, and cars.
- He is an avid follower of the Dumfries football team based in the Queen of the South.
- He has won more than $1.6 million for one of the finish which is the largest official cheque of his career.