Westwood named European Tour’s player of the year
Lee Westwood has been named the European Tour’s golfer of the
year for 2009.
The 36-year-old Englishman was given the award for the third
time in his career after crowning a consistent season by winning
the Dubai World Championship and finishing at the top of the
European money list.
Westwood also won the award in 1998 and 2000. He then had a long
slump and fell out of the top 100 in the world rankings, before
climbing back to his current spot at No. 4.
Westwood said Tuesday that “to drop completely into obscurity
and come back from that to get back into the world’s top five and
win the first race to Dubai means a lot.”