Lee Westwood goes towards Legends Tour

Lee Westwood towards the Legends Tour?

Lee Westwood will turn 50 on April 17, 2023, and will therefore become eligible to play on the Legends Tour.

Until now, everything is normal, time passes for everyone.

The particular fact is another.

The British player revealed to The Telegraph that, shortly after the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth, he was approached by a Legends Tour executive, who asked him to play in future European Senior Tour events.

Lee Westwood, statements

The invitation left Westwood confused.

“Let’s try to understand well”

“The Main Tour (DP World Tour, NDR) is trying to ban me, while their Senior Tour is telling me that they intend to roll out the red carpet for me. In summary, this is the mess “

“I’m not sure they know how their program fits the situation.”

As we know, the British player is an advocate of the negotiation, he is not among those who have appealed against the provision taken by the DP World Tour against the players who have joined the LIV Golf, whose hearing is set for next February. .

But he knows perfectly well that his future on the European Tour, and therefore also on the Legends Tour, which falls under the umbrella of the European Tour Group, depends on the outcome of this appeal.

After the news of a probable agreement with Donald Trump, this is the second signal of “non-alignment” sent by the Legends Tour to the world of professional golf.

If we also consider the statements of Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R&A regarding the players of LIV Golf, it is natural to wonder what is cooking in the pot.

Lee John Westwood is an English golfer.

He is one of the few players to have managed to win at least one tournament on all continents. In 1998, 2000, 2009 and 2020 he was named European Tour Player of the Year.

He has been part of the Ryder Cup European team in the last 9 editions, winning 7 (1997, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014).

At the end of 2010 Westwood became No.1 in the world by ending Tiger Woods’ domination of 281 consecutive weeks, holding that position for 22 weeks and becoming the first Briton to take this title since Nick Faldo in 1994.

During his career Westwood won a total of 39 professional tournaments: 22 on the European Tour, 2 on the PGA Tour, 4 on the Japan Golf Tour, 6 on the Asian Tour, and 3 on the Sunshine Tour, but never a Major.