|Born: April 24th, 1973 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Famous For: Winner of several tournaments around the world|
|Awards: European Tour Order of Merit, European Tour Golfer of the Year|
Lee Westwood was born on April 24th, 1973. He grew up in Worksop, England. As of now the golfer resides in Palm Beach Garden, which is located in Florida. Westwood has been married to his wife, Laurae Westwood, for more than 20 years. Westwood has two children, Samuel Bevan, born in 2001 and Poppy Grace, who was born in 2004.
Aside from the game of golf, Westwood has a wide range of interests. One of the biggest interests he has is cars. He is a huge car fanatic, but he is also a big fan of films, and he also enjoys watching and playing snooker. Westwood enjoys football, and he is a fan and a major supporter of the Nottingham Forest football club.
Amatuer Golf Career
He has won three amateur contests, which include the Peter McEvoy Trophy, the Lagonda Trophy and the British Youths Championship. When Westwood was golfing at the amateur level it was clear that he was on his way to becoming a successful professional golfer, due to the skills that he possessed.
Professional Golf Career
When it comes to winning professional games there are not many golfers who can say that they have won as many as Westwood has, especially given the age of Westwood. Even though the golfer is only 40-years-old, he has won 39 professional games. He has participated in many European Tours, and has won 22 of them. He has also taken part in a few PGA Tours, and he won two tournaments, one of them being in 1998 and the other in 2010.
His other notable professional games won includes the Japan Golf Tour, which he won four times, as well as the Asian Tour, which he ended up winning six times. He also won the Sunshine Tour three times.
Westwood has made many team appearances, and has won many of the events that he has taken part in. Some of these events include the Ryder Cup, in which he was representing Europe, as well as the Alfred Dunhill Cup. Other events include the Seve Trophy and the Royal Trophy.