By my count, Lee Westwood has won 17 different European Tour events in his career. It comes as no surprise that the KLM Open is on the list.
Sure, it didn’t come at this week’s venue, The Dutch, but it goes to show how well his game has translates across the world.
The grandeur of Westwood’s career was celebrated last week in his 500th career European Tour start, where he tied for 54th for his fifth made cut in a row and 11th in his last 12 starts.
“…I’m starting to feel like a few of the old swing thoughts are coming back and I’m feeling more comfortable on the greens,” Westwood told Sky Sports before last week’s Omega European Masters.
This week will be his third event in a row, just the second time the 44-year-old has done so this year. It worked out fairly well the last time with a tie for 18th at the Masters.
Most oddsmaking sites peg Westwood as around the third to fifth favorite this week, but until he really gets in the mix on Sunday (no finish higher than T-8 in 2017), I’d be reluctant to bet on him earning his first worldwide win in over two years.