It has been a good year or so for Lee Westwood. He is the No.1 golfer in the world, played a major part in Europe’s Ryder Cup win and was well up there in the Sports Personality of the year discussions.
Things are getting better by the day too with the news that the Englishman has been handed a life-time membership to the European tour.
He has been awarded for 17 years on the circuit, during which time he has won 20 tournaments.
Speaking about the recognition, Westwood said: “I have always loved the Tour. It has played a huge part in my life and I will cherish this honour for the rest of my life.”
It will now continue to be a part of his life for many years to come and there is no doubt those over at bigfreebet will be backing him to add to the 20 career titles on the tour.
He would also love to add to the two season-long competition wins, after securing the Order of Merit title in 2000 and the race to Dubai in 2009.
In terms of the main reasons Westwood has become the 37th person to be awarding with the accolade, a spokesperson for the European Tour said: “He is a devoted family man, but also devoted to the tour on which he cut his teeth in professional golf.”
“He has shown unswerving loyalty to the European Tour for the best part of 20 years and is fully deserving of being recognised with honorary life membership.”
It is recognised by those over at big free bet that Westwood’s main aim for the year though will be a major win. This has alluded him during his career so far, but the way things are going, it should only be a matter of time.