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Lee Westwood grabs two-shot lead after three rounds of British Open

Lee Westwood grabs two-shot lead after three rounds of British Open

GULLANE, Scotland, July 20 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood, seeking his first major championship, posted a 1-under 70 Saturday to grab a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the British Open.

Jimenez grabs 36-hole British Open lead

GULLANE, Scotland, July 19 (UPI) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez has a one-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the 142nd British Open on a day when even par was a very good score.

Woods seeks to end major drought at British Open

GULLANE, Scotland, July 17 (UPI) -- The world's oldest golf tournament opens Thursday on the firm, fast fairways of Muirfield with Tiger Woods hoping to end a drought in major events.
Luke Donald leads U.S. Open when first-round play halted

Luke Donald leads U.S. Open when first-round play halted

ARDMORE, Pa., June 13 (UPI) -- Luke Donald made three straight birdies just before sunset Thursday and had a one-shot lead when play was halted in the first round of the U.S. Open.
Matt Kuchar moves to fourth in golf rankings

Matt Kuchar moves to fourth in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, June 3 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar jumped to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings after winning the Memorial Tournament.

Weekley, Manassero up in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 27 (UPI) -- Boo Weekley and Matteo Manassero posted tournament wins in Texas and England, respectively, and make impressive climbs in Monday's men's world golf rankings.

Alejandro Canizares takes BMW PGA lead with 68

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (UPI) -- Birdies on the final two holes Saturday left Spaniard Alejandro Canizares with a one-shot lead over Lee Westwood at the BMW PGA Championship in England.
Tiger Woods, ranked No. 1, nears PGA title record

Tiger Woods, ranked No. 1, nears PGA title record

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 13 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods solidified his spot at the top of the men's world golf rankings with a win at the Players Championship.

Garcia leads Tiger by one at Players

PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia grabbed the lead with five straight birdies Friday and finished the round a shot in front of Tiger Woods midway through The Players Championship.

Derek Ernst bests David Lynn in Wells Fargo Championship playoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5 (UPI) -- Derek Ernst two-putted for a par on the first playoff hole Sunday, edging David Lynn for the title of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney share third-round Wells Fargo lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson stumbled down the stretch Saturday but hung onto a share of the lead with Nick Watney after three rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Mickelson leads at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 3 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, seeking to become only the second multiple winner on the PGA Tour this year, seized a two-shot lead Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 12 (UPI) -- Jason Day emerged from an afternoon of golfing misfortune Friday, including a very bad break suffered by Tiger Woods, to take a one-shot lead at the Masters.
Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 11 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, having grown into a sometimes disgruntled veteran still looking for a major title, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Masters.
Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 8 (UPI) -- Martin Laird's victory at the Texas Open moved him up 61 places to No. 56 in the men's world golf rankings.
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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)
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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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