• Age
    46
  • Turned Pro
    1993
  • Previous Opens
    24

Lee Westwood

Will be playing his 25th successive Open, having secured his place at Royal Portrush in spectacular style through the European Tour rankings with a closing 64 to win the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa in November.

Qualification

Lee Westwood is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
  • 1995

    Open debut

  • 2nd place at St Andrews 2010

    Best Open Finish

  • 5

    Top-10 Open finishes

Will be playing his 25th successive Open, having secured his place at Royal Portrush in spectacular style through the European Tour rankings with a closing 64 to win the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa in November.

Lee Westwood 

It was the 10-time Ryder Cup star’s first victory on the circuit for more than 4 ½ years and came two months after he was one of Thomas Bjorn’s vice-captains in the Ryder Cup and after he had dropped to 125th in the world. Westwood ended Tiger Woods's five-year reign at the top of the rankings in 2010, the season in which he was runner-up to both Phil Mickelson at the Masters and Louis Oosthuizen in The Open at St Andrews.

He also finished second to fellow Englishman Danny Willett at Augusta National in 2016, was only a shot away from play-offs in the 2008 US Open and The Open in 2009 and in total has had nine top three Major finishes – a record for someone who has never won one.

Twice the European Tour's leading money-winner, he has 43 professional victories worldwide. Began his Ryder Cup career in 1997 and was a member of no fewer than seven winning sides.

Qualification

Lee Westwood is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T61
72
72
69
77
290
6
Royal Birkdale 2017
T27
71
74
69
67
281
1
Royal Troon 2016
T22
71
73
73
68
285
1
St Andrews 2015
T49
71
73
69
71
284
-4
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
T3
72
68
70
75
285
1
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T45
73
70
71
72
286
6
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
71
73
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2010
2
67
71
71
70
279
-9
Turnberry 2009
T3
68
70
70
71
279
-
Royal Birkdale 2008
67
75
74
78
73
300
-
Carnoustie 2007
35
71
70
73
74
288
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
31
69
72
75
69
285
-
St Andrews 2005
M/C
76
70
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2004
4
72
71
68
67
278
-
Royal St George's 2003
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2002
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
47
73
70
71
74
288
-
St Andrews 2000
64
70
70
76
75
291
-
Carnoustie 1999
18
76
75
74
72
297
-
Royal Birkdale 1998
64
71
71
78
78
298
-
Royal Troon 1997
10
73
70
67
72
282
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 1995
96
71
72
82
74
299
-

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