Saudi International with Lee Westwood

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Saudi International with Lee Westwood

Saudi International, a tournament of the European Tour scheduled from 4 to 7 February in King Abdullah Economic City, will have a stellar field.

Lee Westwood at Saudi International

Not only Dustin Johnson, number 1 in world golf, Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter.

Among the protagonists in the competition also Lee Westwood, number 1 of European golf in 2020, and the reigning champion Graeme McDowell. With them there could also be Phil Mickelson, star of the American green to be confirmed.

The event, which over the years has sparked controversy over the still burning issue of respect for human rights in the country, will be giving away 3,500,000 dollars. Meanwhile, Lee Westwood was 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. "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.