Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood Odds - Ryder Cup Team Europe 2012

Lee WestwoodLee Westwood is one of the few Golfers to have won Tournaments on every continent, including the European PGA and the US PGA tours. He has been named ‘Player of the Year’ for the 1998 and 2000 seasons. He also won the Order of Merit for the year 2000 too. He has represented Europe for the last seven Ryder Cups and spent many weeks inside the top five in the world where he sits nicely at the moment.

His form and experience makes him an absolutely key member of the European Ryder Cup Team and he will be expected to lead from the front whilst helping out the rookies in the team through the week. Westwood has gone so close to winning a Major Championship a number of times during his career and that knowledge always seems to stand him in good stead when it comes to the Ryder Cup.

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His first Professional Tournament win came in 1996, when he won The Volvo Scandinavian Masters. He followed this victory up with a victory in Japan in the same year. 1997 was a great year for him, he defended his title in Japan, won the Malaysian Open, the Volvo Masters in Spain and the Australian Open, where he beat Greg Norman in a play off. He has regained their very best form over the last three or four years and has done everything bar winning a Major, he has multiple close finishes in most of the majors and is widely considered the best player in the world without a Major title to his name.

Lee made his Ryder Cup debut in 1997 where he partnered fellow Englishman Nick Faldo in both set of fourbals and foursomes. In the 1999 Ryder Cup, Westwood partnered Darren Clarke for the fourballs and foursomes, picking up 2 points and they formed a great partnership. At the Belfry in 2002 Lee teamed up with Sergio García in a successful partnership in which they won 3 and lost 1 of their four matches. In the 2004 Ryder Cup, Westwood sank the putt which took Europe's points tally to 14 and thereby ensured that it would retain the Cup. (If the matches had finished 14–14, Europe would have retained the Cup as the holder.) Europe would eventually win 18½–9½. It was his first victory in singles. He and Darren Clarke were the wild card selections in 2006 and Westwood justified his selection by not losing a game, a feat he had also achieved in 2004.

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