Ten Englishmen have won the Omega European Masters, formerly known as the Swiss Open. One of them is none other than Lee Westwood, who will be celebrated this week for making his 500th career European Tour start.
Westwood can partially contribute his illustrious career to success forged here at the Omega European Masters. Westwood has missed the cut just twice in 12 starts and won in 1999. He placed fourth here last year and owns three other career top 10s.
The 44-year-old hasn’t threatened to win this season, but he’s still shown his typical consistency in making 16-of-18 cuts and logging three top-10s, including a T9 last week at the Czech Masters.
If Westwood can ride the momentum from a final round 68 last week, I like his chances to play well at a course he knows like the back of his hand.