Recently, Lee Westwood has become the talk in golf. Lee Westwood has surprised many fans and golfers as of lately. Let’s go back about ten years, Lee Westwood was one of the best golfers on Erth. Today, he is 46 and usually not referred to as a winner. He is usually referred to as a risk instead.
Sunday, in Abu Dhabi, Westwood scored his 25th Euro Tour win over Tommy Fleetwood. Since 2010, he has gotten five top 10’s, and seven top 20’s.
Westwood has 24 Euro Tour wins in his career. He has been a part of seven winning teams with the United States in tournament group play. He has a lot to be proud of and he seems to be gaining a lot of momentum as of recently.
There has been a lot discussed Westwood being the dark horse at the Masters. Yet, Westwood, well, he is one of those ‘what if’ golfers in the last 20 years.
Any time that Westwood has played at the Masters, he has played very well in fact. He has already qualified for Augusta when he was at last year’s Open Championship. He had a T4 finish there and he is gaining more and more confident about himself and the game too.
Westwood has won in four different decades actually, which does not happen too often. Westwood recently discussed how he decided to have ‘dry January’ in which he did not drink or anything like that. So, when the celebration began in Abu Dhabi, he was unable to drink.
Westwood is known for being a hard golfer and he is known for partying a little too hard as well. He has joked to several news outlets about how maybe he stopped drinking at the wrong time. He discussed how everyone he came in to contact with has been offering him celebratory rounds of booze.
The Englishman said he is trying to lose some weight and drinking will not be helpful in doing that. The next tournament that Westwood is playing in Saudi International. He may decide to have a drink if he can get through both of these tournaments a winner.
The English golfer finished on 19 under par, he was two shots ahead of Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Victor Perez.
The 46-year-old shot a five-under-par 67 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club and he won the event for the first time ever.
Westwood was unable to play in the 2018 Ryder Cup team, but he is back in contention for a place to play at the Whistling Straits. He would like to be on the next Ryder Cup team.
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Lee Westwood is doing very well right now and he may have his eye on the green jacket at the Masters. Other golfers should look out for the dark horse and we cannot wait to see Lee play at the Masters in April. We wish him nothing but luck.