Lee Westwood - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 10, 2020
|Best Known For:||Former World number 1 golfer|
|Net Worth:||$40 million|
|Born on :||April 24, 1973 (age 48)|
|Birth Name /
|Lee John Westwood|
|Birth Place:||Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Father's Name:||John Westwood|
|Mother's Name:||Trish Westwood|
Yolanda Battrum (younger sister)
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Girlfriend Name:||Helen Storey (engaged)|
Laurae Coltar (Jan 1999 - 2015)
Samuel Bevan Westwood (son)
|Height:||1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)|
|Weight:||89 kg (196.21 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Brown, Grey|
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Who is Lee Westwood?
Lee Westwood is a golfer by profession and British by nationality. He has won tournaments on five continents – Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania including European Tour and the PGA Tour.
In October 2010 he became the World number one golfer, displacing Tiger Woods.
Lee Westwood – Bio Age, Parents, Siblings
Lee Westwood’s birth took place on 24 April 1973 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. He was born as Lee John Westwood to father John Westwood, a mathematics teacher and mother Trish Westwood.
In February 2012, his mother had made him apologize publicly for swearing on TV in the final round of Dubai Desert Classic tournament. He was raised by his parents alongside his younger sister Yolanda.
Lee Westwood with his mother (Instagram)
While at school, Lee Westwood was a sportsman and played rugby, cricket, and football. In 2007 he was presented with an Honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Nottingham Trent University.
His ethnicity is English.
Lee Westwood – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce, Engagement
Lee Westwood married his longtime girlfriend Laurae Coltar in January 1999. Coltar is the sister of Scottish Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart. Westwood and his wife have welcomed two children together.
Their elder child, son Samuel Bevan Westwood was born on April 12, 2001, while daughter Poppy Grace Westwood was born a few years later. However, the couple could no longer stay together and divorced in 2015 after cheating allegations from Coltart.
Soon after his separation in 2015, he started dating Helen Storey. The couple announced their engagement via social media on February 17, 2019. Their plans to marry in August 2019 were postponed.
Lee Westwood – Career
Westwood began playing golf at the age of 13 with a half set bought by grandparents. His father also encouraged him to play and even took up the game himself.
Lee Westwood won his first professional tournament, the Volvo Scandinavian Masters, in 1996. In addition to winning 23 events on the European Tour, he has won tournaments in North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In 2000 he was ranked first on the European Order of Merit.
After taking a break following the birth of his son in 2001, he returned to golf in 2003. In 2007 he won Valle Romano Open de Andalucía and the Quinn Direct British Masters.
He has also competed in 2006 the Open and the PGA Championship, 2010 Masters Tournament, 2010 Open Championship, 2011 BMW PGA Championship, Thailand Golf Championship, WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, etc and has won in the 2009 Dubai World Championship, among others.
On 31 October 2010, Westwood became the World number one golfer ending the reign of Tiger Woods and remained so for 17 weeks. He was replaced by Martin Kaymer.
Lee Westwood has competed in the PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Ryder Cup, etc.
Lee Westwood – Awards
Lee Westwood was awarded European Tour Order of Merit winner (2000, 2009), and European Tour Golfer of the Year(1998, 2000, 2009).
Lee Westwood – Net Worth, Salary
His net worth is estimated to be around $40 million while there have been no estimates on his annual salary.
Lee Westwood – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, Lee Westwood is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers. He also has an official wesite - leewestwood.golf.
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