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Sports Personality of the Year 2010: Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood's 2010

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Birmingham LG Arena Date: Sunday, 19 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 6-17 December (in alphabetical order).


The 37-year-old Westwood capped a superb 2010 by becoming the world's number one golfer at the end of October.

In doing so, the Nottinghamshire player ended American Tiger Woods's incredible 281-week reign at the top of the rankings.

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Westwood's achievement meant he became the first European to top the world rankings since Nick Faldo in 1994, and it was just reward for a season that included runner-up finishes at the Masters and the Open and a victory on the US Tour in the St. Jude Classic.

But it wasn't just in individual events where Westwood shone.

At the Ryder Cup, the Worksop golfer was immense, leading from the front and winning two-and-a-half points out of a possible four to make a telling contribution to Europe's eventual triumph over the United States.

Westwood will again have the opportunity to follow in Faldo's footsteps in December, when he attempts to become the first golfer to win the Sports Personality trophy since Faldo in 1989.


Stories from Lee Westwood's year:

Lee Westwood

SPOTY 2010 Contenders: Lee Westwood



see also
SPOTY top 10: Mark Cavendish
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Tom Daley
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Jessica Ennis
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: David Haye
17 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: AP McCoy
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme McDowell
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme Swann
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Phil Taylor
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Lee Westwood
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Amy Williams
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
2010 BBC Sports Personality - How they voted
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
Westwood becomes world number one
31 Oct 10 |  Golf
Oosthuizen strolls to win at Open
18 Jul 10 |  Golf
Mickelson seals third Masters win
11 Apr 10 |  Golf
Sports Personality ticket details
13 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Birmingham to host BBC award show
18 May 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY Voting & Judging: Terms & conditions
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Giggs named Sports Personality 2009
13 Dec 09 |  Sports Personality


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