LEE Westwood announced today that he is the new ‘attached tour professional’ at Close House in Newcastle.
The Worksop golfer held a press conference at Clumber Park Hotel to confirm the deal, which will see the Close House logo appear on his cap at every event, and include an announcement of his association with the venue, on the first tee at tournaments.
But the 38-year-old isn’t concerned about losing his closeknit relationship with his home town, or his home course on Windmill Lane.
“I think everyone knows by now that I’m from Worksop. I’ve always had an affinity with Worksop, I’ve played golf there since I was 13.”
The ‘Colt Course’ was officially opened by Westwood in May, when he played alongside Newcastle and England footballing legend Alan Shearer.
Westwood added: “I thoroughly enjoyed my day playing at the official celebrity-amateur opening at Close House and I am delighted to be there Official Tour Professional. I think Close House is a perfect members course that has the capability of staging a major tournament in years to come.”
“For a brand new course it’s in great condition.”
World number two Westwood is back in competitive action next week at the Scottish Open in Inverness, warming up for another crack at a major title at The Open at St George’s, Kent, the week after.
For his thoughts on The Open, Tigers Woods’ injury, Rory McIlroy’s US Open win and more on his association with Close House, see next week’s Worksop Guardian.