Some well-known names dotted the top of the PGA Championship leaderboard Thursday after the first round of play at Valhalla: Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy. Then there were some not so familiar guys: Kevin Chappell, Ryan Palmer, Edoardo Molinari, Chris Wood.
Of them all, best round of the day goes to Wood. Without question. And not just because he played a...
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
MCILROY ON THE PACE AT PGA AS WESTWOOD CLAIMS SHARE OF LEAD
Rory McIlroy kept up his strong form to be right behind the joint leaders after the first round of the PGA Championship, with Lee Westwood atop the leaderboard
DURANT PULLS OUT OF US TEAM FOR WORLD...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) There were plenty of reasons to believe the window was fast closing on Lee Westwood's sometimes-heartbreaking campaign to win a major.
But the Englishman cracked it wide open again Thursday, piling nine birdies atop a double-bogey at the first hole to shoot 65 and take the early first-round lead at the PGA Championship. It was Westwood's lowest round...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago
The WGC-Match Play Championship will be heading north from Arizona to San Francisco in 2015, and it’ll be bringing a new look with it. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and PGA of America President Ted Bishop announced on Wednesday that the championship will be played at TPC Harding Park, and it’ll adopt a new “World Cup-type” format.Rather than the usual 64-player bracket...
Play at the FedEx St. Jude Classic has been suspended due to inclement weather, and for good reason. Torrential downpour and high winds have caused a mess on the course, knocking over fencing and flooding the course. A few players have been playing the part of storm chaser during the weather delay, giving fans updates from the course.Looks like we’re just going to hang out and...
Here are your FedEx St. Jude Classic Fantasy Golf Picks.
TPC Southwind is another par 70, with slim fairways and difficult greens to hit. In 2013, the track played nearly a full shot above par, which makes it an excellent course to prepare for next week’s US Open Major Championship. Harris English won his first PGA Tour event here last season, holding off Phil Mickelson and Scott...
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...
Some of golf's most interesting photos come off the course. As is the case with the ones taken before any tournament sponsored by HSBC. The HSBC photo call events have produced some of the funniest, most interesting pics in recent memory. I mean, seriously, where else are you going to see Lee Westwood wield a sword?
The European Tour continues to produce the best YouTube videos and this gem shows why. Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson were the big names to attempt this shot, along with a guest appearance from Ian Poulter. The golfers were on the 22nd floor of the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai trying to hit a green 235 yards away in the ocean, which is no easy task.
Lee Westwood’s nagging back and neck injuries have caused many to speculate on the former world number one golf champion’s future after a disappointing performance at the ongoing BMW Golf Championships, meaning the player has failed to qualify for the Tour Championship.
Westwood’s gradually worsening back and neck strain, caused in part by his advancing age and the rigours...
While newly crowned PGA Championship victor Jason Dufner has become known this season for starting the #Dufnering trend on social media, Lee Westwood seemingly stole the World Wide Web spotlight for a few hours late Sunday and early Monday.
It began with a fairly innocuous, yet clear, message from Westwood's Twitter account to his critics at 11:44 p.m. EDT, via @WestwoodLee...
Lee Westwood insists he can't remember the last time golf stressed him out.
He concedes that his focus wavered at his first tournament after his latest near-miss at a major. But he was contending again Thursday, opening with a birdie and shooting a bogey-free, 4-under 66 that put him a stroke behind the leaders after the first round of the PGA Championship.
Westwood and David...
There’s Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open. Then there’s Lee Westwood at every major. He’s by far the best player to have never won a major. He now has a record eight top-three finishes without winning one. And all eight have come since 2008. That’s eight in not even six full years, or more than one in every three. He’s had the 54-hole lead twice; in 2010 at the Masters when...
Tiger Woods failed to win his 15th major title Sunday at the Open Championship. He said the final round was “frustrating.” Woods began the day just two strokes behind leader Lee Westwood, but finished Sunday at Muirfield with a 74 putting him in a tie for sixth, five strokes
LEFTY'S A LEGEND
Phil Mickelson won The Open Championship on Sunday for the first time in his career with an incredible final round. See how he did it.
Lee Westwood is one round of golf away from capturing his first career major following a 72 on Saturday in the third round of the British Open. Westwood trailed by a stoke entering the third round and spent much of the day even with Tiger Woods for the lead. Westwood has opened up a two-stroke [...]
Tiger Woods is just two shots back from Open Championship leader Lee Westwood heading into Sunday’s final at Muirfield. Westwood finished Saturday at 1-under putting him two strokes ahead of Hunter Mahan and Woods. Westwood will play in the final group with Mahan, while Woods
One of the cruelest realities in sports is that you can be one of the best in the world and still be considered a loser.
To name a few, Chris Webber, the Buffalo Bills, LeBron James and Phil Mickelson have all experienced this phenomenon at one point or another.
And now the "successful loser" du jour is Lee Westwood, the English golfer who has finished in the top three...
He's not the same Tiger.
That much was clear after a dramatic Saturday at Muirfield when Tiger Woods took the lead at the 142nd Open championship, but instead of doing what he used to and stepping on throats, he stepped on his own shoelaces.
It's certainly far from over for Woods, but he'll now need to beat not just Lee Westwood and, among others, Adam Scott and Hunter...
While Phil Mickelson was hoisting the claret jug on the 18th green to roars and applause, Lee Westwood was about 40 yards away in the corner of a press tent, explaining how yet another major championship got away from him.
''I wanted to be there on the 18th green right now, that's pretty obvious,'' Westwood said, briefly turning his eyes to a nearby TV screen...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2013
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist They urged him along - in the proper British manner, of course - as Lee Westwood gingerly made his way Friday around the baked links of Muirfield. Nothing to get overly excited about, because it was only the second round of the British Open and this, after all, was an act they had seen before.
Westwood didn't seem terribly...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2013
Lee Westwood was addressing a birdie putt on the ninth green when a child starting crying in the packed stand just behind him.
It seemed like everyone on and around the putting surface looked up, or squirmed.
The Englishman didn't even flinch as he rolled in a fifth birdie of his second round en route to briefly taking a share of the lead at the British Open...
Another sunny day along the Scottish coast. Another perilous test on the links of Muirfield.
Not that it was bothering Lee Westwood.
The 40-year-old Englishman surged up the leaderboard at the British Open on Friday, putting up a blistering 5-under 31 on the front side to climb within one shot of first-round leader Zach Johnson.
Westwood, who opened with a 1-over 72, started the...
You can add another marquee name to Sean Foley's impressive stable of students.
Lee Westwood, ranked No. 12 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has joined forces with Foley in recent weeks, hoping to join world No. 3 Justin Rose in a major-winner's circle.
Foley also has World No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 23 Hunter Mahan on his overflowing plate of talent.