Lee Westwood joined by parents in South Africa for 2015 European Tour opener

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Lee Westwood will get his 2015 European Tour season underway this weekend in South Africa, with the support of his parents.

Worksop’s John and Trish Westwood have flown out to cheer on their 41-year-old son, who’s hunting a third Nedbank Golf Challenge title in four years.

The course record holder at Sun City says the tournament ranks highly with the players.

“It’s a great field here. It always is.”

“It’s one of the big sporting extravaganzas in the South African calendar and they get a lot of world-class players here.”

“I’ve been lucky enough to win it a couple of times and it’s a great title to win.”

“Every player wants to have it on their CV.”

The former Valley student teed off on Thursday morning in a high profile group, alongside Martin Kaymer and Louis Oosthuizen.