Lee Westwood on the Path of History

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Lee Westwood has a chance to make golf history. If he wins at the U.S. Open, Westwood would be the first golfer to win the Open after winning on tour the week before the open. Last Sunday Westwood won at the St. Jude Classic. He won the Classic by beating Robert Karlsson in a sudden death playoff. Westwood scored a birdie on the fourth hole in the playoff.

Westwood also gave himself a chance to join golf greats like Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, and Ben Hogan. They all went on too win a major championship only a week after winning a PGA event.

The win at St. Jude’s is Westwood’s second PGA Tour victory. He last won a PGA tour in 1998 and has twenty European Tour wins.

The St. Jude Classic is held in Memphis. Established in 1958 it is the tour’s third longest event. The fourth hole sudden death playoff was the longest playoff in St. Jude’s history.

Westwood’s winnings were more than one million dollars for this classic. His final round score was 68 with a total score of 270.

This may be the last St. Jude’s Classic, which benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Organizers are looking for a title sponsor and have given themselves a September 15th deadline.

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