Lee Westwood happy to join proposed breakaway league

Worksop golf star Lee Westwood admitted he would join a breakaway league if he was offered big money.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:08 am
Lee Westwood - open mind on breakaway proposals.

The 48-year-old says his desire to win majors remains heading into this week's US PGA Championship but admits it would be a “no-brainer" to join a breakaway league following reports that leading players have been offered large contracts to join the Saudi Arabia-backed project.

“I think there are pluses and minuses for everything,” he said. “They've obviously got a lot of money and they've come out and sent a few shockwaves about and people feel threatened. The people that feel threatened are trying to combat it.

“If somebody stood here and offered me £50m to play golf when I'm 48, it's a no-brainer.”