Kjeldsen, Palmer climb in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Soren Kjeldsen, winner of the weekend Volvo Masters, climbed to No. 47 in the world in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.

Fernandez-Castano wins British Masters

WEST MIDLANDS, England, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won the British Masters Sunday with a tap-in par putt on the third hole of a playoff with defending champion Lee Westwood.

Lee Westwood leads the British Masters

WEST MIDLANDS, England, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood holds a one-stroke lead midway through the British Masters after shooting 2-under-par 70 in Friday's second round.

Fraser, Lundberg co-leaders in England

BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Marcus Fraser and Mikael Lundberg shot matching 5-under-par 67s Thursday to share the first-round lead at the British Masters in the West Midlands, England.
Singh notches 32nd PGA win

Singh notches 32nd PGA win

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh closed with a 2-under-par 68 Sunday and won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio by a stroke over Stuart Appleby and Lee Westwood.

Mickelson, Singh, Westwood top Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson bogeyed the 18th hole Saturday to drop into a three-way tie for the lead after three rounds of the WGC- Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods closes strong to take Open lead

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, playing with a sore knee, had two eagles and a birdie over the last six holes Saturday to storm into the lead at the U.S, Open.
Unlikely duo leads U.S. Open

Unlikely duo leads U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO, June 12 (UPI) -- The unlikely duo of Justin Hicks and Kevin Streelman emerged as co-leaders Thursday after the opening round of the U.S. Open.

Richard Finch captures the Irish Open

LIMERICK, Ireland, May 18 (UPI) -- Richard Finch managed a 2-under-par 70 Sunday to capture the Irish Open golf tournament in Limerick, Ireland, by two strokes over Felipe Aguilar.

Dredge leads Irish Open by one shot

LIMERICK, Ireland, May 17 (UPI) -- Bradley Dredge shot 6-under-par 66 in Saturday's third round for a one-stroke advantage at the Irish Open golf tournament in Limerick, Ireland.

Rose, Immelman share Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman led a charge of players seeking a major championship breakthrough Thursday and shared the lead after one round of the Masters.

Levet wins one-hole playoff in Andalucia

ANDALUCIA, Spain, March 30 (UPI) -- Thomas Levet beat teen upstart Oliver Fisher in a one-hole playoff Sunday to win the European Tour's Open de Andalucia golf tournament in Andalucia, Spain.

Westwood back on top in Andalucia

ANDALUCIA, Spain, March 29 (UPI) -- Defending champion Lee Westwood used a 6-under-par 66 Saturday to regain the lead through three rounds of the Open de Andalucia in Spain.

Hedblom, Millar lead in European golf

ANDALUCIA, Spain, March 28 (UPI) -- Sweden's Peter Hedblom and Matthew Millar of Australia share a one-stroke lead through 36 holes of the European Tour's Open de Andalucia in Spain.

Westwood leads the European event in Spain

ANDALUCIA, Spain, March 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Lee Westwood is the leader after Thursday's first round of the European Tour's Open de Andalucia in Spain.
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Lee Westwood
European teammates Lee Westwood, left, from England, and Soren Hansen, from Denmark, read a putt on the 12th green in four-ball match play against team USA during the second round of the Ryder Cup at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky on September 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Lee John Westwood OBE (born 24 April 1973) is an English professional golfer. Noted for his consistency, Westwood is one of the few golfers who has won tournaments on every major continent, including victories on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. He was named player of the year for the 1998, 2000, and 2009 seasons. He has won the 2000 European Tour Order of Merit, and the renamed 2009 Race to Dubai. He has represented Europe for the last seven consecutive Ryder Cups. In late 2010 Westwood became the World number one golfer, ending the reign of Tiger Woods, and becoming the first British golfer since Nick Faldo in 1994 to hold that position. He held the number one position for a total of 22 weeks.

Born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Westwood began to play golf aged 13 with a half set bought by grandparents. His father John, a mathematics teacher, took up the game at the same time to encourage his son. A talented sportsman at school, Lee played rugby, cricket and football.

Westwood had a later start at the game than many future tournament professionals, but less than two years later he was the junior champion of Nottinghamshire. In 1990 he won his first amateur tournament, the Peter McEvoy Trophy. In 1993 he won the British Youth Championship and turned professional.

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