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Westwood named Golf of the Month

Lee Westwood celebrates winning the European Open at the K-Club. Allsport

Lee Westwood is the European Tour's Asprey & Garrard golfer of the month for June, for which he earns a £1,000 charity donation for the Golf Foundation.

Westwood won the Compaq European Grand Prix at De Vere Slaley Hall - his second title of the year following his success in the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe in May. He was also tied fourth in the Compass Group English Open and tied fifth in the 100th US Open Championship at Pebble Beach, his best finish in a major championship.

It is the first time Westwood, the 1998 golfer of the year and a winner of 12 European Tour titles to date, has won the golfer of the month award since August 1996, but he already is a leading candidate for the July award after winning the Smurfit European Open at the K Club.

Also considered were Darren Clarke, who successfully defended the Compass Group English Open title after coming from six shots behind in the final round, Steen Tinning, winner of the inaugural Wales Open, Miguel Angel Jiménez and Ernie Els, who finished joint second in the US Open, Swedes Patrik Sjoland and Fredrik Jacobson, and 65-year-old Neil Coles, who became the first golfer to win a professional event in six different decades with his success in the Microlease Jersey Seniors Open.

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