Lee Westwood came up with two big shots and took down Masters champion Jordan Spieth on Friday as the new Match Play Championship felt like the old one.
This was elimination day at TPC Harding Park - through matches, one sudden-death playoff and tiebreakers.
And there was the usual dose of irritation for those going home.
Westwood staved that off in a compelling match with Spieth...
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4 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Lee Westwood chipped in for par and made a 12-foot birdie putt to eliminate Masters champion Jordan Spieth on Friday in the Match Play Championship.
They were all square with two holes to play and Westwood played them better to advance to the round of 16.
Branden Grace became the first player to advance in a sudden-death playoff, beating Charley Hoffman and Zach...
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5 days ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) England's Lee Westwood won the Asian Tour's Indonesia Masters for the third time Sunday, beating Thailand's Chapchai Nirat with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
The 42-year-old Westwood closed with a 1-over 73 to match Chapchai at 7-under 281. Westwood bogeyed Nos. 16 and 17 and finished regulation with a par on 18.
''It was a tough putt coming into...
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10 days ago
Lee Westwood might still be searching for his first major title, but he can add "life-saver" to his bulky resume.
According to the Birmingham Mail, Westwood was vacationing in Barbados and saw a man struggling to stay above water in the Atlantic Ocean. Westwood quickly sprung into action and brought the man ashore on Friday.
That man was wealthy Englishman Colin Davies — a...
Being a professional golfer entails many things, but playing the role of a lifesaver is not one of them. Try telling that to Lee Westwood.
While vacationing in Barbados (and not playing golf), Westwood pulled out his best David Hasselhoff impression and saved a man from drowning. But not just any man … it was British millionaire Colin Davies.
According to the Daily Mail, Davies...
Golfer Lee Westwood is being hailed as a life-saver by the man he pulled from the Atlantic Ocean last week in Barbados. Westwood was vacationing with his wife Laurae on the Caribbean island last week when he reacted to cries of help from the water. That’s when the 41-year-old English golfer came to the assistance...Read More
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It seems like the past couple of weeks, PGA golfers have been in the headlines quite a bit. But this time, it will be for a good cause. British millionaire Colin Davies found himself in a life or death situation last week in Barbados. Davies, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, headed to the water when he legs locked up and his wife was too far away to hear his screams.
Lee Westwood is a professional golfer who was born in the United Kingdom, but he apparently pays close attention to American football. How do we know this? Because Westwood knew where Harbaugh would end up in 2015 before any of us did. Remember those rumors about the San Francisco 49ers nearly agreeing to a trade...Read More
So Ian Poulter started another Twitter war Monday night. This one involved fellow Englishman Lee Westwood and might be Poulter’s most hilarious tweet-a-thon yet. However, that’s not to say Westwood didn’t get in some comical jabs as well.It all began with Poulter making fun of Westwood’s neon yellow shirt from the first day of the Masters. Then it escalated, with help from...
England’s Lee Westwood has made plenty of money in his career: more than $16 million on the PGA Tour and more than $40 million on the European Tour. Millions more have come in the form of endorsements along the way.But if a hefty bonus is what gets the 40-year-old over the hump and into the winner’s circle at a major for the first time in his career, then it’s a shame his sponsors...