Another award for Lee Westwood, nominated for the fourth time in his career (an absolute record) "Golfer of the year" by the Association of Golf Writers. The winner of the Race to Dubai in 2020 won with 53% of the preferences.
Sophia Popov, champion of the AIG Women's Open, one of the Major for women, finished second with 20% of the votes. Also beated Jon Rahm, second in the world ranking. The AGW Golfer Writers Trophy, assigned for the first time in 1951, rewards those players residents or born in Europe who, according to the association, have made a valuable contribution to the growth of the discipline in the last 12 months.
Westwood had already won the award in 1998, then in 2000 and finally in 2009. And now the poker.
Lee Westwood statements
"I am honored to have been voted AGW Golfer of the Year. This is a special award. because it is established by the golf press.
I feel privileged and look forward to returning to the field for the new season" It's not the only award for the oldest winner of the Race to Dubai at the age of 47 years, seven months and 20 days, recently named 2020 European Tour Golfer of the Year.
Again this is the fourth triumph. "Thank you to the media for voting for me and also huge congratulations again to everyone at the European Tour who did a tremendous job this year managing to put on a full international schedule under such difficult times.
I never forget that I am extremely fortunate to do a job which I love, and which has sent me around the world playing in the most amazing places and meeting some wonderful people, so to win this award is very humbling", the statements of Lee Westwood.
Meanwhile, Xander Schauffele, after Covid-19 positivity, is ready to return to play. The American golfer, from today to Sunday, will be among the protagonists of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, a PGA Tour tournament won by the Californian player in 2019 (in 2020 a second place after a play-off to three).
"I am happy to be here in Kapalua but it was a really hard and frightening period. I had a fever, so I decided to go to the clinic for checks. I tested positive to the tampon. I was with my girlfriend and our two dogs. I spent 4 days lying on the sofa with pains all over the place.
My brother left us water outside the front door and walked the dogs. It was not easy and win this battle was a beautiful victory. Being here today means a lot", said Xander Schauffele, opponent in so many tournaments of Lee Westwood.