Lee Westwood is an English professional golfer. He is one of the few golfers who has won championships on all five continents. He also has multiple European Tour and PGA Tour event victories. The article below features more information about his net worth, salary, age, height, and recent activities.
Westwood began learning golf at 13 years old. He had a late start in amateur. He won his first amateur tournament at the Peter McEvoy Trophy in 1991. After two years, he won the British Youths Open. Following the win, he turned professional.
Westwood earned his first professional victory at the Volvo Scandi8navian Masters 1996. From a 30-year-long career, he collected 42 international victories. Among these 25 are from European Tour. With this, he became the 8th golfer with the most European Tour victories. Since his PGA Tour debut in 1995, he collected wins in 2 events. The golfer also has 8 Asian Tour victories and is the 6th golfer with the most Asian Tour wins.
Westwood extensively participated in national events for England multiple times. For his dedication, The British Royal rewarded him with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In 2010, the golfer dethroned Tiger Woods from the lead position of the World Golf ranking. Other than golf, Westwood has an interest in football. He is a big fan of Nottingham Forest Football Club. The Nottingham Trent University presented him honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2007.
Lee Westwood Personal Information
|Full Name||Lee John Westwood|
|Birthdate||24 April 1973|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Birthplace||Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Residence||Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England|
|Father name||John Westwood|
|Mother name||Trish Westwood|
Lee Westwood was born on April 24, 1973. He grew up in Nottinghamshire, England. Currently, the sportsman is 49 years old.
The golfer has a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighs 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st).
Lee Westwood has an in-field nickname “Westy”. It is a short form of his last name. Westwood is more familiar with his nickname among his family, friends, and fans. He often uses his nickname in team naming.
Lee Westwood is currently married to Helen Storey. The pair had been dating since 2015. Then at the end of 2021, they got married. Storey is often seen as a caddie for the golfer’s tours.
Previously, Westwood was married to Laurae Coltart Westwood. They got married in 1999 and were together for the next 15 years. Then in 2015, Coltart applied for a divorce. The messy divorce was finalized in 2017.
Lee Westwood’s Net Worth and Salary
In 2023, Lee Westwood has a net worth of $40 million. The golfer earned over $23.7 million from professional golfing. On average he earns over $500k every year from tournament participation. He earned nearly $3.5 million from the 2020-21 season. That season he placed 2nd in two events and made a cut in 14 events out of 19 participations.
Westwood’s successful career also brought him many partnership deals. At present, he is partnered with Audemars Piguet, Close House, Ping, Titleist, Your Golf Travel, Peter Millar, FootJoy, NetJets, iCapital, and two more brands. UPS recently terminated a sponsorship deal with him after 14 years.