Lee Westwood has had a great career. He is set to take this further when he makes his 500th appearance at the Omega European Masters event.

He has been number one at the world ranking twice, remaining on the spot for 22 weeks. He topped the char from October 2010 to February 2011 before reclaiming the spot for five weeks in the second spell that year.

Westwood has been close to winning the majors three times. He was the runner up to Phil Mickleson in 2010, Louis Oosthuizen that same year and Danny Willet in 2016. He has the second highest number of appearances at Majors without ever winning any of the big four golf events. He has played in 79 with only Jay Haas having played more – 87 times – without any victory.

Westwood has won 23 times on the European Tour. He places eighth in the all-time list of winners. He has not won any since 2014 though. He has stellar record at the Ryder Cup as well where he is only behind Sir Nick Faldo in appearances. Since his debut in 1997, he has featured in every tournament, ending up winner seven times.

The veteran remains revered amongst his peers despite slowing down in recent years. In the 1998 season, he won four times on the European Tour, adding one Japanese Golf Tour and one PGA Tour to make seven victories in one year – his highest tally till date. He has lifted the European Tour’s Harry Vardon Trophy for his season long order of merit performance in 2000 and 2009.

Westwood would make his 500th European Tour appearance in days as he continues his stellar career.

Lee Westwood Is Facing Divorce Payout Of £50M As Mrs. Westwood Accused Him During Their Marriage

One of the top British golfers, Lee Westwood is facing the accusation that he is having an affair with his estranged wife.

Westwood the team member of The British Ryder Cup faces a divorce battle of £50m with wife Laurae, who is now 42 years old and who accused him of cheating during the 16-year marriage of both. She filed a divorce case against Westwood in Florida.

Ms. Westwood is the sister of Andrew Coltart the Scottish Ryder Cup player, in the paper, cited the ‘misconduct’, and with this is understood that she has strong doubt on Westwood that he has an extra-marital affairs, the report of this was published in The Sun.

A member of the family told the newspaper that “The entire thing is a mess. Both Lee and his wife have made the claim and have accused each. Now, for the court, it is unfortunate to decide how the entire things will end up.”

Where Lee, who is now 44 years old deny the charges of cheating during the marriage put by his wife.

The former number one player in the world has taken the prize money of £50 m during his career and he earns approximately £5m in sponsorship deals every year.
Lee has two children with his wife, Sam, who is 16-year and Poppy, who is 12-year.

Mrs. Westwood has put a strong charge on Lee about the cheating in marriage and she seems in no mood to leverage Lee. So, in coming days the problem of former Ryder Cup winner is going to increase.

Moreover, it would be interesting to know whether the allegation of Mrs. Westwood is genuine or not. According to Mrs. Westwood, Lee cheated her before 2015.


The Hero Challenge which is an innovative golf format that features a sudden death shoot-out under floodlights made a return this year.

It is expected that for the next three years, to be a part of three European Tour events.

The golf event which holds at night, was introduced by Hero MotoCorp Ltd, and made its debut last year at the British Masters. The final round of the event saw France’s Alex Levy take down Alex Norenof Sweden in the final.

This year, the event is coming back this year with three editions. The first is expected to hold at the Scottish Open. Next, it would make a return to the British Masters before culminating into a finish in Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship

Lee Westwood,former World Number One and Ryder Cup legendis one of the golf stars already committed to playing. He will be participating in the Hero Challenge during the British Masters edition. He spoke about last year’s edition noting that he watched it and it was a lot of fun.

Pawan Munjal, the CMD and CEO of Hero Motocorp stated in a release that a lot of innovation was needed to ensure that younger and newer generation of fans were attracted to the game.

“We all recognise that golf needs a lot more of innovation to attract a younger and newer generation of fans and the Hero Challenge is an initiative in that direction. We introduced the Hero Challenge at the British Masters last year, which proved to be an immense success,” Pawan said.

Pawan made it known that the successes achieved during the event held last year at the British Masters spurred them on to extend their partnership with the European Tour to no less than three years while expanding the challenge to multiple events.

Westwood Encouraging People To Grab Free Tickets

Westwood Encouraging People To Grab Free Tickets ASAP
British Masters golfing tournament first round, which is going to take place in North East, is hosted by Lee Westwood.

The tickets for the event are out and there are ten thousand free tickets available to be grabbed in the North East.

Host of the tournament, Lee Westwood, announced that the free tickets will be given on the first come, first served basis. The tickets could be collected on March 3 from 9am. The first round of the event will take place Close House, Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland. The event will take place on Thursday 28 September.
By grabbing the free tickets, the fans of golf fans will again be able to watch world’s leading golfers playing on the field all for free.

Tickets for the other rounds of the event will be available on the counter for general purchasing. To know more about the dates of ticket issue, one can check the website PGT.

As far as prices of the tickets are concerned, then it will start from just £15. This is the price for an early-bird ticket that is available on discount. The early-bird tickets will be available till April 28.

In 2015, the British Masters event that took place at Woburn was hugely supported by the Sky Sports. And this year as well it is showing big support to the event. Westwood, who is in the role of host for this year’s tournament, is encouraging the people to take the advantage of initiative taken by the authorities. The player is using all modes of communication to encourage the people who have an interest in golf or have a background of golfing to not to leave the opportunity of grabbing the free ticket. For more information with regards to the event ticket, one can check the internet.


Tiger Woods is apparently still pleased with his return to competitive action, which saw him feature at the Hero World Challenge, even despite his inconsistent play on Sunday.

However, he is yet to decide on a specific tournament to continue his comeback.

Woods had been off the game for a 16 month period following series of necessary back surgeries he had to undergo. Nat the Albany Golf Club in Bahamas, he struggled to a four-over par 76, thus finishing at 15th with 18 players on the field.

Woods finished 72 holes on four-under 284, making a total of five birdies, three bogeys and three double bogeys, to see 14 shots behind the winner, Hideki Matsuyama, Japanese star.

“Big picture, it feels good to be back out here playing again, competing and trying to beat the best players in the world,” Woods said.

“I missed it. I love it. I’m just so thankful to be back here playing again.”

Woods will turn 41 later this month and was the oldest player on the field but made the most birdies for the week at 24. The final round, however saw him make the worst 18 holes that was shot by anyone in the tournament.

“This week was pretty cool because I made some birdies this week, I felt like I did really well in that regard, but I also made just some really silly mistakes. I played the par-4s quite frankly awful.”

Woods however noted that the feeling of playing on a golf course was sort of new to him once again and it was kind of tough to do all that.

He also talked about next year, where he said he wouldn’t mind playing a full schedule after he was asked about his plans for 2017.

Lee Westwood At Turkish Open

Among those who supported Rory Ilroy, Lee Westwood was one of the players who questioned the regulations of PGA where members could only participate in the events including the Ryder Cup. However, in his personal performance run, he was recently in the Turkish Airlines Open which was held with the starting round in Antalya.

Lee felt embarrassed about his performance in the opening round here. This is not new for the players, even the world ranked ones who face ups and downs in their performances on the courses. He had been a winner in the Race to Dubai that had been held in 2009. This year he made an incredible start, having fired about four birdies on the front nine. However, after that he stuttered and posted a one below 70 as well as a slip.

The approach was an over hit as well as included a fluffed chip in the lead. Being in the world 45th position, Lee lamented with the kind of start he did at this golf tournament. He has been working with a former snookers professional turned sports psychologist, Chris Henry to get improvements in the game.

As per his own assessment, he was unable to put in the right punches in the opening round. The eighteen holes that were there were not done in the right range for which he feels that the first round was a total embarrassment for him. He is not prepared to give up however. Working in the practice rounds and on the putting green is helping him to better his confidence levels. He hopes to use the improvements at the tournament rounds that come up. Fans who were watching also confirmed that Lee had made six birdies in mixed styles. Consequently, his competitor’s cum team mate Danny Willett was able to move up on the leader board position.

Dunlop Offers Westwood £2m Bonus

Lee Westwood has renewed his contract with Dunlop just ahead of the US PGA Championship 2016.

This time there is a special bonus on offer for Westwood from his major sponsor and it amounts to £2 million. This bonus will be Lee’s only if he lifts any of the four major PGA titles.

Westwood is currently in action in the US PGA Championship that is taking place at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. He is playing alongside Brooks Koepa and Brandt Snedekar. The Ryder Cup master has so far not won a single major title in his career. This new bonus could give him the boost to strike gold at the PGA championship in the US.

Westwood is not in good form as far as PGA Tour Championships or Majors are concerned and this is a big worry for all his fans. He finished T43rd in the US PGA Championships last year played at Whistling Straits. Lee’s best finish at the PGA major event is a joint third place in 2009.

Worksop Town is celebrating Westwood’s new sponsorship deals by launching the new 2016/17 kits. These kits feature the logo of Westwood on the front side of the golf shirts. The club chairman Kev Keep saying that he was pretty happy that Lee has decided to be the shirt sponsor for Worksop Town for the third time running. He thanked Lee for putting more funds into the club and encouraging its members.

The club will surely be benefitted through this gesture from Westwood and his gesture is greeted with great warmth by the folks of his town. The Worksop Wonder will be bagging the huge sponsorship bonus from Dunlop if he wins the US PGA Championship trophy that ends this Sunday. All his supporters and hometown folks will also be rooting for him to win his first Majors Title this weekend in New Jersey.

Masters champ Willett set to become England’s richest golfer

Danny Willett has been pelted to be England’s richest golfer ever after his historic and dramatic Masters win.

Danny was anticipated to mesh up to £5 million in off-course profits in the next 2 years after getting just the 2nd Englishman to sport the desired Green Jacket.

The 28 year old had won over £9 million in prize money already before his maiden major win that took him more than the £10 million mark. There is still a very long way short of Lee Westwood, the Sunday’s runner-up, who is England’s top earning player having collected over £37 million in winnings.

But Nigel Currie, a sports marketing expert, was convinced Danny would go on to catch up with Lee Westwood, for whom a 1st major continued to prove subtle. Speaking to the Telegraph Sport, he told that he is really all set to be England’s top paid golf player of all time.

He added that if he never won another major, his off-course earnings for the next year or 2 would be in the region up towards £5 million. That would go on or increase further if he goes on and wins other majors. There would be a lot of bonuses that would be sparked by this anyway from current sponsorship contracts but, in terms of his management looking for new sponsors now, it becomes a whole new game for him.

At present, Willett is sponsored by luxury watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet, hotel chain Saujana and Calloway.

Golf’s Golden Couple Reach Settlement

American professional Golfer Jason Dufner and his famous wife Amanda Dufner, have finally reached a divorce settlement.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dufner is a part of the PGA Tour where he is a three-time winner. He won his major championship title in 2013 at the PGA Championship in August with a two-stroke victory at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

Once considered as the golden couple of golf, Dufner and Amanda met through a mutual friend and got engaged in 2011. They tied the knot in 2012, but went for a separation in this February. The divorce was confirmed on 31st March.

Amanda filed the divorce papers in March 16th stating that the couple is suffering from ‘irretrievable breakdown of the marriage’ and that there was ‘a complete incompatibility of temperament that the parties can no longer live together.’

After the settlement Amanda will be awarded with $2.5million (£1.8m), as well as their Croatian Yacht Charter business, while Jason will maintain his ownership of two of the couple’s houses at Auburn, Ala., including one that is under construction on a 46-acre area.

The couple has a massive internet follower and their divorce has thus gained a ton of attention and became a topic of gossip among their fans. A picture of Jason leaning on a wall during a visit to the Salesmanship Youth and Family Centers in March 2013 went viral. It became the famous “Dufnering” meme, which provoked many PGA Tour golfers along with Keegan Bradley to post photos of themselves imitating Dufner’s pose as a joke.

Amanda Dufner is also a darling of social media and received plenty of media attention when her ex husband won the PGA Championship in 2013. She had thousands of followers in her instagram account but she deactivated it this week. Both Jason and Amanda refrained themselves from making any comments on this subject.

Westwood Claims 3rd Indonesian Masters Triumph

Lee Westwood is surely passing through a great stage at the moment- the great golfer has recently clinched triumph at Indonesian Masters, that marked a hat-trick win for the golf champ.

The win came post his playoff victory and he beat Thai golfer Chapchai Nirat to claim the win at Indonesian Masters this time.

The erstwhile # 1, who won the Indonesian Masters both in 2011 & 2012, could just muster a last round of 1-over-par seventy three for a 7-under 281 total- letting slip one overnight advantage at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

Lee had this opportunity to claim triumph on par-5 eighteenth but he failed with birdie effort, which implied to a play-off against Nirat, who came up with a spectacular 66 to the finish post snapping iron against tree in the early quarter of 3rd round.

However, the English golfer was flawless on 18th in play-off as he noticed birdie on 1st extra hole & ultimately was able to edge out 4-times Asian Tour champ Chapchai.

“I consider myself lucky that I had read on 18 for play-of”, remarked Westwood while approached to speak a few words about his great win.

“It was quite a hard day…but I did manage to fight back.”
“Winning is never easy & it was quite hard out there”, Westwood continued. “I did not start well but I did battle back & made two birdies that made my state comfortable prior to 3 bad putts on last 3 greens.”

“I have been really fortunate. The moment I came up 5 years back, I really liked this course & thought that it could match up with my game. It is really nice to come here 3 times & win 3 times. That seems to a great hat-trick.”

Aussie golfer Kalem Richardson took to the 3rd position.