A Profile of Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood is an English professional golfer who is one of few golfers worldwide who can boast having won a tournament on every major continent. Amongst his other achievements is being named player of the year for the 1998, 2000, and 2009 seasons. Lee Westwood can be booked for appearances at events and brand endorsement through celebrity booking agency MN2S.
Although never having won a major, Lee Westwood is highly regarded in the golfing world and, after his impressive accolades throughout his career and appearances in the last eight Ryder Cups, Westwood knocked Tiger Woods off the top spot to become the world number one golfer. He was the first British man since Nick Faldo to hold the position and held it for a total of 22 weeks.
Westwood took up golf slightly late compared to most professional golfers today, at 13 years of age, but, thanks to his natural sporting gift, being a talented rugby player, footballer, and cricketer, as well, and encouragement from his father he won the junior championship of Nottinghamshire just two years after taking up the sport. After winning his first amateur tournament in 1990, the Peter McEvoy Trophy, he won the British Youth Championship in 1993 and subsequently turned professional.
After winning his first professional tournament in 1996, Westwood went on to win several more in 1997, as well as partnering Nick Faldo at the Ryder Cup of that year, and to date has recorded 23 tournament victories on the European Tour, as well as winning competition in Australia, North America, Asia, and Africa. After taking time off to take care of his newly-born son and to restructure his swing, he returned to winning ways in 2003.
After winning the Valle Romano Open de Andalucia and the Quinn Direct British Masters in 2007, he finished the season strongly and carried the form through to the 2008 season, pushing his way into the top 20 in the world, only narrowly missing becoming the first European in 38 years to win the U.S. Open.
Westwood followed his third place finish in the U.S. Open in 2008 with a further two finishes in the same position in The Open and the PGA Championship in 2009, but won the Portugal Masters and the Dubai World Championship and with it the Race to Dubai title. His career best was a second-place finish at the Masters in 2010, beaten on the final day by the eventual winner Phil Mickelson.
Joining the PGA Tour for the 2012 season, Westwood continued to perform strongly in the major championships, finishing in tied third in the Masters in 2012. In the U.S. Open of the same year, he played for a long timer in a strong position, but lost his ball in a tree in a final round, the resultant penalty effectively ending his tournament title challenge. In the 2013 Open Championship, Westwood led the field before hitting a disappointing final round score and losing out on first place to Phil Mickelson again.
Despite not winning a major, Westwood's rankings have been impressive over the course of his career, first entering the world top 10 in 1998 until 2001. He later dropped out of the top 100 in mid-2002, but stayed in the top 80 from 2004-2007 before securing a spot in the world top 20 in 2008 where he has remained ever since.
Westwood is a golfer of undeniable talent, whose impressive record of European Tour victories and collection of close finishes in the majors speaks for itself. He is available to appear at private or corporate events in the capacity of an after dinner speaker, or to be part of a brand endorsement campaign. If you would like to enquire about booking Lee Westwood, please contact an agent at MN2S Talent Agency.