Lee Westwood - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Lee Westwood
Profession: Golfer
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $40 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 24, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Lee John Westwood
Birth Place: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: John Westwood
Mother's Name: Trish Westwood
Siblings: 1

Yolanda Battrum (younger sister)

Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 21, 2021
Wife's Name: Helen Storey

Laurae Coltar (Jan 1999 - 2015)

Children: 2

Samuel Bevan Westwood (son)
Poppy Grace Westwood (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 89 kg (196.21 lb)
Hair Color: Brown, Grey
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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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's 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 Lee John Westwood to his father John Westwood, a mathematics teacher, and his mother Trish Westwood.

In February 2012, his mother made him apologize publicly for swearing on TV in the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic tournament. He was raised by his parents alongside his younger sister Yolanda.

Lee Westwood with his mother (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

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. They finally tied the knot on June 12, 2021, in Las Vegas.

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Lee Westwood, Helen Storey in 2018 (Instagram)

Lee Westwood – Career

Westwood began playing golf at the age of 13 with a half set bought by his 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.

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He has also competed in 2006 the Open and the PGA Championship, the 2010 Masters Tournament, the 2010 Open Championship, the 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's number-one golfer ending the reign of Tiger Woods and remaining 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.

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Lee Westwood (Bay News 9)

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 website - leewestwood.golf.

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