As a busy commercial photographer and wedding photographer based in Yorkshire I am often required to travel to a location to take photographs of celebrities and sports personalities for sponsorship and commercial product placement.

So today I am traveling to the home of Lee Westwood, Lee was very friendly and helpful and the shoot went smoothly allowing me to capture all the shots required for the client.

Lee is now the top male professional golfer on the planet

It is now official !!! the world’s top male professional golfer is no longer American golf superstar Tiger Woods but British golf superstar Lee Westwood.

Based on the latest computer ranking among male professional golfers, Westwood assumed to the top of the ranking ahead of Woods.

Westwood took over the top spot from Woods after he gathered more points than Woods in the 2010 PGA sanctioned tournaments.

About Lee Westwood

  • Country: England
  • DoB: 24 Apr 1973
  • Height: 6ft 0ins (1.83 metres)
  • Interests: Films, snooker, cars, football – Nottingham Forest supporter
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  • Tours: Asian Tour, European Tour, Pga Tour, Sunshine Tour


Lightning learner Lee took up the game at the age of 13 after his grandparents bought him a half set of clubs, and less than two years later, he was crowned junior champion of home county Nottinghamshire.

Lee won his first amateur event in 1990, turned pro in 1993 after winning the British Youth Championship and it’s been uphill from there. During his successful career, Lee has won 18 events on the European Tour and has also won tournaments in America, Africa, Asia and Australia. His Official World Golf Ranking peaked at 4th, and in 2000 he won 7 tournaments worldwide and was ranked first on the European Order of Merit, ending Colin Montgomerie’s long run of European Tour dominance.

A regular on the Ryder Cup team, Lee has played in the last six successive competitions. 2006 saw Lee further embellish his magnificent Ryder Cup record when, for the second successive time, he remained unbeaten in all five matches.

Lee has enjoyed a spectacular return to form in 2007, winning the Valle Romano Open de Andalucia and The Quinn Direct British Masters, and is now the joint second most prolific English winner with 18 European Tour titles to his name. Lee ended the year finishing fourth at the Tiger Woods hosted Target World Challenge, featuring the world’s best golfers, and cemented his place in Nick Faldo’s 2008 Ryder Cup team.

Born and bred in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Lee was presented with Honorary degree of Doctor of Science on November 24, 2007 from Nottingham Trent University. He is also a keen fan of local football team Nottingham Forest.

Lee’s manager, ISM Chief Executive Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler, believes Lee has re-established himself among the current golfing greats and is now ready to win a major. Won the inaugural European Tour Race to Dubai, the Portugal Masters, the Dubai World Championship in 2009 and won his second PGA Tour event in 2010 at the St Jude Classic.

On 31st October 2010, Lee achieved number 1 spot in World Ranking.

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Martin Bignell ABIPP is a professional commercial photographer, wedding photographer and lifestyle portrait photographer based in Yorkshire working throughout the UK and abroad.