Westwood awarded solid gold putter

World number three rewarded for Race to Dubai win

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Fri, 16 Jul 2010
Westwood awarded solid gold putter

Lee Westwood has been presented with a framed gold plated PING Redwood Anser putter in recognition of his victory in the European Tour’s inaugural Race to Dubai.

The world number three received the putter from PING Chairman John Solheim and European Tour Chief Executive George O’Grady during a ceremony prior to the start of the 139th Open Championship at St Andrews.

The presentation was made to celebrate PING’s 50th anniversary and as part of a series of Iconic Moments which the European Tour has chosen to celebrate.

Westwood enjoyed a stellar year in 2009 winning twice on the European Tour and earning €4.2million (£3.6m) on his way to becoming the first Race to Dubai champion.

He also came close to claiming his first Major championship, finishing third in both the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

The 37-year-old finished day one of the 2010 Open at St Andrews with a 5-under 67, four shots of leader Rory McIlroy.