Lee Westwood
46-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Lee Westwood in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Quest for first major continues
July 21, 2019
Westwood came home in a share of fourth place after shooting a two-over 73 on Sunday at the Open Championship.
Much has been made through the years of Westwood's close calls at the majors, but his inability to breakthrough. At now 46 years of age, very few people expected the Englishman to contend. Westwood used his normally excellent ball striking with a solid short game to put himself just one back heading into the weekend. He would birdie three of the first four holes on Saturday, but would play two-over after that to shoot 70, as compared to Shane Lowry's 63 that separated him. Westwood avoided some easy big numbers in the final round to post his fifth career top-five at the Open Championship, and also lock up an invite to the Masters next year. He will not be in the field for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational next week.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Lee Westwood
FanDuel PGA: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
32 days ago
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Yahoo DFS Golf: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
32 days ago
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DraftKings PGA: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
33 days ago
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Open Championship Recap: Irishman Wins First Major
35 days ago
Len Hochberg describes a historic Open Championship, which was held in Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years and claimed Shane Lowry as the victor.
Majors Value Meter: The Open Championship
43 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush where Rory McIlroy set the course record as a 16-year-old.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Westwood still has game, but played a very limited schedule last year. He made a lot of cash by finishing T2 in the Masters, so he'll be back at Augusta this season. If you're a gambling man, he's worth a shot in deeper formats.
Westwood had a great 2013 season, but much like his entire career in the US, he came up just a bit short. 2014 was a different story as Westwood didn't show the punch that he had in 2013. Does this mean he's on the down-side of his career? Probably not quite yet, but his upside seems to be limited now, so even at this price he's not a "must-have" in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues he's probably a 7th-round pick because of his value during the majors.
Just as the major questions continue to dog Sergio Garcia, they'll continue to haunt Lee Westwood as unlike Garcia, Westwood actually had a major in his grasp last year only to falter in the final round. It's hard to say if he'll ever get that elusive major, but his production is fairly easy to predict. He'll contend during one or two majors, maybe pick up a win elsewhere and collect a bunch of top-10s -- just like last year. As such, he's a good pick in the 25-30 range, but probably not a good salary cap option.
Last season was another good year for Lee Westwood, emphasis on the word good. It seems as though a great year is always just around the corner, but Westwood can never quite get there, at least on the PGA TOUR anyway. Although that great season may never come, Westwood is still one of the most consistent golfers on tour. The problem with Westwood is the number of PGA TOUR events he plays each year. Westwood will always be committed overseas, and even though he'll reportedly play more in the U.S. this year, it's not like he'll play 20-plus events this season. While you can expect a bunch of high finishes from Westwood this season, it won't be enough to justify his selection in a salary cap format. In draft leagues he should go in the third round.
Lee Westwood was briefly the No. 1-ranked player in the world last year, but for some reason, he just can't put it all together at the right time. He's come very close but lacks the closing prowess of the better players on the PGA Tour, at least on this side of the pond, which just happens to play host to three of the four majors. Maybe he'll pick up that first major and everything will become easier, just like it was for Phil Mickelson, but until he gets there, the pressure will continue to mount.
Westwood had a great 2010 season, but non-PGA Tour members rarely earn more than $2 million, let alone $3 million. While he's got the potential to match that number this season, odds are, he falls short. Even if he happens to win his first major this season, he's still got his work cut out to crack $3 million again in the U.S.
Westwood earned third-place finishes at the PGA Championship and the British Open last season, a feat which he's not likely to out do this season. Westwood has become a solid player over the years, but he's never matched his European Tour success on the PGA TOUR. Westwood, who was 10th at the end of 2008, moved up to fourth in the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings.
Westwood plays about 10 events each year on the PGA Tour. Last season he happened to play well during those 10 events, but with a schedule like that, it leaves little room for error.
Westwood carefully picks his spots both in the USA and on foreign soil. He hasn't won very often even though he usually plays well.He's the type who might just "show-up" at one of the big tournaments.
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T55 at Scottish Open
July 16, 2019
Westwood finished in a tie for 55th place at the Scottish Open after shooting a one-under 70 in the final round.
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Struggles late at DP World Tour Championship
November 19, 2018
Westwood closed with a four-over 76 on Sunday at the DP World Tour Championship to finish eight-under and tied for 20th.
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Finally returns to winner's circle
November 12, 2018
Westwood fired an eight-under 64 on Sunday to finish 15-under and win the Nedbank Golf Challenge by three strokes.
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Will play in Czech Masters
August 20, 2018
Westwood (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's D+D Real Czech Masters on the European Tour.
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Withdraws from PGA Championship
August 4, 2018
Westwood has withdrawn from the PGA Championship with an undisclosed injury, the Associated Press reports.
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