Family affair for Westwoods at Gleneagles

Trish Westwood, mother of Lee Westwood during the singles matches on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. ... Golf - 40th Ryder Cup - Day Three - Gleneagles ... 28-09-2014 ... Perthshire ... United Kingdom ... Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Unique Reference No. 21037987 ... Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Trish Westwood, mother of Lee Westwood during the singles matches on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. ... Golf - 40th Ryder Cup - Day Three - Gleneagles ... 28-09-2014 ... Perthshire ... United Kingdom ... Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Unique Reference No. 21037987 ... Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

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The Westwood family were out in force at Gleneagles in Scotland, supporting former world number one golfer Lee.

Parents John and Trisha, regular fixtures between the ropes when their 41-year-old son is in action on home soil, accompanied him on his rounds in the Ryder Cup.

Former teacher John was delighted with the performances that Lee and playing partner Jamie Donaldson put in during their foursomes matches.

He told the Guardian: “They played very well indeed.”

“Especially in the conditions, it just goes to show how good these guys are.”

“You’re not talking about 6,800 yards at Worksop.”

Westwood, a veteran of nine Ryder Cups, also had wife Laurie and son Sam in close proximity as he did battle with the Americans.

Laurie, back in her native Scotland, chided a hapless steward on the 13th fairway on the final day when he stood on Westwood’s opponent Jimmy Walker’s golf ball and moved it.

The players’ wives and families play a big part in the Ryder Cup, and European team captain Paul McGinley was full of praise and gratitude to them in his victory speech on Sunday night.