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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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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Lee Westwood – Best Professional Golfer

Lee Westwood is an English professional golfer who is a member of the US PGA Tour and the European Tour where he stands at joint eighth in terms of events won in the all time list with 23 titles. Westwood is one of the most consistent players on the Tour and is one of a very select few to have a tournament in all the major continents of the world.

A former world number one, Westwood is considered as one of the greatest players never to have won a major title in his long career.

Born in Nottinghamshire, Westwood played all kinds of sports during his childhood, including cricket, football and rugby but it was golf that interested him the most. Westwood had a much later start in the sport than many of his peers, picking up his first golf club when he was 13 years old. However, less than two years later, he became the junior champion in his county and went on to win his first amateur title in 1990. After winning the British Youth Championship in 1993, Lee Westwood turned professional. (more…)

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