LEE WESTWOOD is going for glory with Team Europe in the 2021 Ryder Cup.
Golf fans have become accustomed to seeing the Brit star’s wife Helen Storey as his caddie in recent years – but it will be his son Sam taking the bag at Whistling Straights.
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The happy couple tied the knot in Las Vegas recently but kept the ceremony largely under wraps.
Westwood announced the news on his Instagram account, writing: “Not just here for the hockey! We said I do! #VivaLasVegas.”
Who is Lee Westwood’s wife Helen Storey?
ORIGINALLY from Newcastle, Helen is a fitness instructor who has also worked in consultancy.
Westwood gave her his bag during the Made In Denmark competition in September 2018 after handing usual caddie Billy Foster a week off – and responded with one of his best performances of the year.
Since then, she’s been a regular on the links alongside her man – and was beside Lee as he went for glory in the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
She likes to keep her Instagram followers updated on her fitness exploits, with regular snaps and videos of her gym exploits.
Helen has also proved herself to be handy with a club, with Westwood posting a video of her striking a decent approach to a Par 3.
He captioned it: “Wow! Flush! And she remembered to pick up her tee!”
She was once again by Westwood’s side in Sun City, South Africa, as the English golfer won his first tournament since the Malaysian Open in April 2014, his 26th in all since turning pro in 1993.
When did they start dating?
THE pair got together in 2015.
They were introduced by Westwood’s mate Graham Wylie, who is married to Storey’s sister.
Westwood was formerly married to Laurae Coltart – who he wed in 1999 – but the couple divorced three years ago.
Why wasn’t Helen caddie for Westwood at the Ryder Cup?
Westy revealed early this year how his son Sam would caddie for him at the 2021 Masters with fiancee Helen stepping aside at Augusta.
After slipping to second place in The Players Championship back in March, he revealed he was taking son Sam along with him to the tournament for a ‘lads-and-dads trip’.
He explained: “I’ve got a fun couple of days coming up. I’m going to play Augusta with my son Sam.
“He’s been there with me years ago, but he’s caddying for me this year in the Masters itself.”
And by taking Sam along with him, Westwood fulfilled a promise two years in the making.
In January 2019, Westwood revealed he would have Sam carry his bags to give him additional incentive to break back into the world’s top 50 and qualify for the tournament.
And clearly Sam had a good affect on Westwood’s game, with the British star confirming he will caddie for him again at the 2021 Ryder Cup.
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He told SunSport: “Forget The Masters, this is on a totally different scale.
“Sam is as nervous as a kitten and I think this is going to be a rare case of a player trying to keep his caddie calm. But he’ll be fine once I’ve hit my first shot.
“It’s been a welcome distraction for me and an added incentive — not that you need one at a Ryder Cup. After all, what dad doesn’t want to impress his son?”