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Rory McIlroy retains one-shot lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy held onto his one-stroke lead at the Honda Classic Friday, logging a 4-under 66 in the second round to finish at 11-under 129.

Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson head list of WGC match play winners

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar and top seeds Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy each advanced Wednesday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Watson, Jones share lead at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson, seeking his first PGA Tour win since his triumph at the Masters two years ago, maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Phoenix Open.

Matt Kuchar, Harris English breeze to Franklin Templeton victory

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The team of Matt Kuchar and Harris English breezed to a victory at the Franklin Templeton shootout Sunday, firing a 14-under 58 to win by seven strokes.

Harris English, Matt Kuchar forge into Franklin Templeton lead

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Harris English and Matt Kuchar teamed up to fire a 12-under 60 Saturday, charging into the lead of the Franklin Templeton Shootout after two rounds.
Stenson wins DP World Tour Championship going away

Stenson wins DP World Tour Championship going away

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Henrik Stenson added the European Tour's Race to Dubai title to his FedEx Cup championship Sunday by winning the DP World Tour Championship by six strokes.
Stenson ahead by one stroke at DP World Tour Championship

Stenson ahead by one stroke at DP World Tour Championship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Henrik Stenson owns a one-stroke lead over Victor Dubuisson, who had 11 birdies Saturday, after three rounds of the European Tour's DP World Tour Championship.

Mickelson's 63 gives him the lead in PGA Tour playoffs

NORTON, Mass., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson made a run at a sub-60 score for the second time this year Friday and finally settled for a 1-shot lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Jim Furyk's second straight 2-under 68 nets PGA Championship lead

Jim Furyk's second straight 2-under 68 nets PGA Championship lead

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk posted his second straight 2-under 68 Saturday, using some clutch late putts to take a one-stroke lead after 54 holes of the PGA Championship.
Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner, despite narrowly missing his chance at golf history Friday, vaulted into a 2-shot lead at the midway point of the PGA Championship.
Scott tied Furyk for PGA Championship lead

Scott tied Furyk for PGA Championship lead

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Adam Scott and Jim Furyk, each with late chances for a course record Thursday, share the lead after the first round of the 95th PGA Championship.
Woods stretches lead for No. 1 in world golf ranking

Woods stretches lead for No. 1 in world golf ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has solidified his lead atop the world men's golf rankings heading into the final major tournament on the 2013 PGA calendar.
Rose now No. 4 in men's golf rankings, passes Scott

Rose now No. 4 in men's golf rankings, passes Scott

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 29 (UPI) -- Justin Rose edges past Adam Scott for the No. 4 spot in the men's world golf rankings following Monday's update of the standings.
Mickelson goes to No. 2 in world golf rankings

Mickelson goes to No. 2 in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 22 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson's win at the British Open boosts him to No. 2 behind Tiger Woods in the men's world golf rankings.
Phil Mickelson surges to first British Open title with 5-under 66

Phil Mickelson surges to first British Open title with 5-under 66

GULLANE, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson roared to a three-stroke victory in the British Open Sunday with a sterling round of 5-under 66 that included birdies on his final two holes.
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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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