Lee Westwood to Remain in Europe for Most of 2011


Lee Westwood to Remain in Europe for Most of 2011


Lee Westwood will not be a regular on the PGA Tour in the United States next year. The 37-year-old Englishman will put family first in 2011, staying in Europe and forgoing the bigger paydays he could receive by competing for the FedEx Cup.Mizuno JPX AD Irons sits right in the middle of the kids’ summer holidays and I like going on holiday with them for a couple of weeks.”Callaway X-24 Hot Irons card up in the States,” Westwood said Wednesday as he prepared for Thursday’s start of the Dunhill Links Championship.
Westwood is anticipated to grab the No. 1 spot from Tiger Woods soon. It would end Woods’ 278-week run as the top-ranked golfer. If Westwood finishes first or second in this weekend’s event, he will take over the top spot in the rankings. Woods is not expected to play competitively until November when he goes to China for the HSBC World Championship taking place from Nov. 4-7 in Shanghai.Titleist AP1 710 Irons having won a major.

“I don’t want to get into a situation where I have to play events in America just to make up 15 needed for tour membership,” he said. “The FedEx Cup 

The No. 2-ranked Westwood – and most likely soon to be top ranked- will only play in the U.S. for major tournaments, World Golf Championships and other sel ect events of his choosing in 2011.

“I’m not taking my 

Westwood finished runner-up at both the Masters and the British Open. If he surpasses Woods, he would only be the third player in history to reach No. 1 without 

“Why would you take up membership in the States when you’ve been the most successful player in the world this year?” Westwood asked. “When you’ve come in second in two major championships you must be doing something right. Why not stick to the same schedule?”