Team Europe Profile: Lee Westwood


Lee Westwood

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 39
Hometown: Worksop, England
Birthplace: Worksop
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Family: Wife: Laurae (m. 1999); Children: Samuel Bevan (2001), Poppy Grace (2004)
Turned Professional: 1993

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08, 10 (winners)
Total Matches: 33
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 16-11-6
Singles (W-L-H): 2-5-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 7-2-4
Fourballs (W-L-H): 7-4-2
Total Points Won: 19
Total Points Won Point %: 57.57

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
1997: Club de Golf Valderrama
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Westwood/Faldo lost to Couples/Faxon (1 hole)
Day 1 Foursomes: Westwood/Faldo beat Leonard/Maggert (3 & 2)
Day 2 Fourballs:   Westwood/Faldo beat Woods/O’Meara (2 & 1)
Day 2 Foursomes:  Westwood/Faldo lost to Hoch/Maggert (2 & 1)
Singles: Westwood lost to Maggert (3 & 2)
 
1999: The Country Club, Brookline
USA 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Westwood/Clarke lost to Sutton/Maggert (3 &2)
Day 1 Fourballs: Westwood/Clarke beat Duval/Woods (1 hole)
Day 2 Foursomes: Westwood/Clarke beat Furyk/O’Meara (3 & 2)
Day 2 Fourballs: Westwood/Clarke lost to Mickelson/Lehman (2 & 1)
Singles: Westwood lost to Lehman (3 & 2)
 
2002: The Belfry
Europe 15 1/2, USA 12 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Westwood/Garcia beat Duval/Love III (4 & 3)
Day 1 Foursomes:  Westwood/Garcia beat Woods/Calcavecchia (2 & 1)
Day 2 Foursomes: Westwood/Garcia beat Cink/Furyk (2 & 1)
Day 2 Fourballs:  Westwood/Garcia lost to Woods/Love III (1 hole)
Singles: Westwood lost to Verplank (2 & 1)
 
2004: Oakland Hills
USA 9 1/2, Europe 18 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Westwood/Garcia beat Toms/Furyk (5 & 3)
Day 1 Foursomes:  Westwood/Garcia beat Woods/Calcavecchia (2 & 1)
Day 2 Fourballs: Westwood/Garcia (halved) with Haas/DiMarco
Day 2 Foursomes: Westwood/Clarke beat Haas/DiMarco (5 & 4)
Singles: Westwood beat Perry (1 hole)
 
2006: The K Club
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs:Westwood/Clarke  beat Mickelson/DiMarco (1 hole)
Day 1 Foursomes: Westwood/Montgomerie (halved) with Mickelson/DiMarco
Day 2 Fourballs: Westwood/Clarke beat Woods/Furyk (3 & 2)
Day 2 Foursomes: Westwood/Montgomerie (halved) with Campbell/Taylor
Singles: Westwood beat DiMarco (2 holes)
 
2008: Valhalla GC
Europe 11 1/2, United States 16 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Westwood/Garcia (halved) with Perry/Furyk
Day 1 Fourballs: Westwood/Hansen (halved) with Holmes/Weekley
Day 2 Fourballs: Westwood/Hansen lost to Weekley/Holmes (2 & 1)
Singles: Westwood lost to Curtis (2 & 1)
 
2010: The Celtic Manor Resort
United States 16 1/2, Europe 11 1/2
Session 1: Fourballs: Westwood/Kaymer beat Mickelson/Johnson (3 & 2)
Session 2:  Foursomes: Westwood/Kaymer (halved) with Furyk/Fowler
Session 3: Foursomes: Westwood/Donald beat Stricker/Woods (6 & 5)
Singles: Westwood lost to Stricker (2 & 1)
 

 

PLAYER NOTES
* Established himself as a veteran of The Ryder Cup and making his eighth appearance – 1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08, 10 (winners)
* Has won 19 points from a possible 33 in his Ryder Cup career
* Equalled Arnold Palmer’s Ryder Cup record at Valhalla in 2008 when he made it 12 matches unbeaten
* Famously teamed up with Sir Nick Faldo on his debut at Valderrama in 1997 en route to two points from four
* Reached World Number One for the first time in his career in November 2010 where he stayed until the following May, having ended Tiger Woods’ five year reign at the top
* Won the Race to Dubai in 2010 thanks to a course record 64 in the final round of the DP World Tour Championship to cement a six stroke victory

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
European Tour: 21
1996 Volvo Scandinavian Masters (play-off)
1997 Volvo Masters Andalucia
1998 Deutsche Bank SAP Open - TPC of Europe, National Car Rental English Open, Standard Life Loch Lomond,
Belgacom Open (play-off)
1999 TNT Dutch Open, Smurfit European Open, Canon European Masters
2000 Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe, Compaq European Grand Prix, Smurfit European Open, Volvo Scandinavian Masters, Belgacom Open
2003 BMW International Open, dunhill links championship
2007 Valle Romano Open de Andalucia, Quinn Direct British Masters
2009 Portugal Masters, Dubai World Championship presented by: DP World
2011 Ballantine's Championship
2012 Nordea Masters

European Tour Approved Special Events Victories: Total 1
2000 Cisco World Match Play Championship
 
US PGA Tour Victories: Total 2
1998 Freeport McDermott Classic
2010 St Jude Classic presented by Smith & Nephew
 
Other:
1996 Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (JPN)
1997 Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (JPN), Holden Australian Open,
Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open
1998  Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (JPN), Dunlop Phoenix (JPN)
1999 Macau Open
2000 Dimension Data Pro-Am (RSA)
2003 Nelson Mandela Invitational (with Simon Hobday) (RSA)
2010 Nebank Golf Challenge (RSA)
2011 CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters, Shui On Land China Golf Challenge, Thailand Golf Championship, Nedbank Golf Challenge (RSA)
 
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
Volvo World Match Play Championship
Best finish: Winner - 2000
Vivendi Seve Trophy Record
Record: Played 19, Won 13, Lost 6, Halved 0, Points 13