WESTWOOD TO HOST 2017 BRITISH MASTERS AT CLOSE HOUSE

For the 2017 British Masters, Lee Westwood has been announced as its tournament host.


The Englishman is to be supported once more by Sky Sports. Choosing a venue for the event which holds from September 28-October 1, the Ryder Cup star made a choice of Close House.

The Close House which is located in Newcastle is a place where the golfer has been attaches since 2011 as a touring professional. It would be the first time a European tournament is holding at the House.

He succeeds Luke Donald in the hosting role. This is following the success of the last’s week event held at The Grove. This in essence means that for the second consecutive year, a former world No 1 would be the host of the event.

Speaking about his new host role, Westwood made it known that it was something of delight for him to act in that capacity.

“I’m delighted to announce that I will be taking over as host of the British Masters from Luke next year. I’m well connected with Close House, and I’m sure it will be a fantastic test of golf for the players coming up to the North East.” (more…)

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Westwood Shares Lead In WGC

After the first round of the World Golf Championships, which is taking place in Mexico, the player Lee Westwood is in the lead with six-way tie.


The player on the course was expected to be the leader overnight, but bogeyed the two holes (which were final) to end with a round of 67.

The player is joined on four under by Americans Phil Mickelson, compatriot Ross Fisher, Spain’s Jon Rahm Ryan Moore and Jimmy Walker.

Rory McIlroy after 68 is a shot further back.

After recovering from the rib injury, he is coming for his first tournament. It was the long gap of almost seven weeks. McIlroy made par on 14 holes, hitting one eagle, two birdies and one bogey in a solid round.

Talking about the performance of Westwood in the first round of the event then he was uneven in his scoring. In his first 16 holes he made eight birdies and before that he had back-to-back bogeys to add to two others earlier in his round. (more…)

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EUROPE RYDER CUP CAPTAINCY TO GO TO THOMAS BJORN

The next few days will see Thomas Bjorn named the captain of the Europe Ryder Cup team, and handed the task of reclaiming the Ryder Cup from the US in 2018 at Paris.


It is understood that the Dane has been said to be the unanimous choice among the five-man selection committee. This is despite the merits the other candidates such as Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paul Lawrie possess.

It became probable that Bjorn would get the nod when Padraig Harrington and Lee Westwood signified their intention to enter the Le Golf National both as players.

Bjorn has won 21 times all across the world and has appeared on three times, while acting as an assistant on four different occasions, including at Hazeltine where he assisted Darren Clarke in September. That was the only time he ever got in a defeat.

The 45-year old is a highly respected character on the European Tour and has served in the last nine years as the chairman of the Tournament Players Committee. This puts him in the forefront to know most of the players, both the young players coming through, as well as the veterans. (more…)

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WESTWOOD PREDICTS DERBY COUNTY VS NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Next weekend will see Derby County and Nottingham Forest go head on as they face each other in the Championship.

Just recently, Lee Westwood, top American golfer went on to predict on the social networking site, Twitter that at the game next weekend, Nottingham Forest will emerge victorious over their opponents, Derby County.

The game will be held at the iPro Stadium, where the Reds will take on Derby County away from home on Sunday afternoon. (more…)

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Westwood’s Hoof It Wins Stewards’ Sprint

It is not just Lee Westwood, who is great from. His horse Hoof It has won the Qatar Stewards’ Sprint Stakes and has made him very proud.


The nine year old horse is still energetic and kicking and is on target for heavy betting at the Goodwood. Lee has to make a lot of ground in the ongoing US PGA championship in New Jersey and could take a bit of inspiration from his horse that has steamed apt 28 rivals to win the opening race at Glorious Goodwood.

The result was a big booster for Lee Westwood’s horse rider and its stable staff. There is no doubt that Westwood would be really glad to hear this news. He shared his excitement on Twitter and praised his horse and the staff. The news came just two hours before Lee would be hitting the golf course. There is no doubt that he will be in a better frame of mind to play the rest of the tournament in New Jersey and sometimes might even spring a surprise at the golf course.

Westwood had a scoring of one under par at the midway point of the US PGA championship in New Jersey and is 8 points behind the leaders Robert Streb and Jimmy Walker. ‘Hoof It’ is owned by Lee in partnership with his agent Chubby Chandler. It has delivered a huge punch on an important occasion and this win can rub on to Lee and drive him to perform the best at the golfing event.
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Lee Westwood eyes 2020 European Ryder Cup captaincy

Lee Westwood has his eyes on turning the Ryder Cup captain of Europe in 2020.

The 42 year old golfer believed that he would make a huge leader for the biennial games by the time the series gets to great Whistling Straits, site of previous year’s PGA Championship, in 4 years.


At the Shell Houston Open, on Thursday, Westwood told that it is 4 years away, but he would love to do that. He believes that he would be the right age. He would still be in touch with the players.

It might appear a bit strange for Lee, who has the 5th most European Ryder Cup points, to apply for a road game captaincy. Still, the Brit seemed to embrace taking European side into uncongenial territory. He told that he would like to do it anywhere, but he believes that it would be good in the States. He thinks that it is a challenge, to beat the American team on home soil. This is never easy.

Westwood is still also expecting to make the team that would take on the United States this fall at the Hazeltine National. After he got divorced previous last year, Lee gave up PGA Tour membership and then moved back to United Kingdom. (more…)

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