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Louis Oosthuizen Makes a Comeback to Win First Tournament of the Year
Louis Oosthuizen

UPS golf ambassador Louis Oosthuizen dazzled his onlooking countrymen while holding off Scotland’s Scott Jamieson to win the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions in Durban, South Africa last weekend. Louis shot a closing round 66 to catch the field and claim his first victory of the 2013 golf season.

After a disappointing 3rd round that saw Louis shoot a 74 (I would take that in a heartbeat, but enough about my golf game), he stormed out of the gates on Sunday birdieing six of the first 11 holes and setting a blistering pace to the last round.

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The Year in Review: Golf Edition (Video)
UPS golfers Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood and Jeev Milkha Singh

It’s always exciting to track the progress of our three golf ambassadors, but 2012 has been a particularly incredible year.

It started with Louis Oosthuizen winning the first European Tour event of the year, the Africa Open, in January. What better way to start? He then came within an inch, literally, of winning the Masters, losing in a playoff to Bubba Watson. He did provide one of the tournament’s most spectacular moments ever with his famous double-eagle at the 2nd hole. Just one short week later, Louis recorded his second victory of the season by winning the Maybank Malaysian Open.

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Lee Westwood talks about The Ryder Cup: Video
Lee Westwood

The teams are picked, the players are ready and the world expects another weekend of pulsating competition and high drama. Sport’s greatest bi-annual rivalry will reignite this week in the Ryder Cup at The Medinah Country Club, Illinois, as America and Europe’s elite golfers take center stage.

Team USA will be out to regain the famous trophy, after Europe claimed a narrow one-point victory in 2010 at Celtic Manor, Wales. This time around, the teams will again be closely matched, as both contain experienced matchplay champions, promising rookies, big-hitters and steady eddies. A lot will depend on how captains Davis Love III (USA) and José María Olazábal (Europe) pair their stars together for Friday and Saturday’s foursomes and four-balls.

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Lee Westwood talks about The Open Championship: Video
Lee Westwood

I grew up around the game of golf – driving the cart around the course, holding the flag so that my parents could sink in a putt, and doing the math to tell my mom how well (or poorly) she was doing.

Much to my father’s chagrin, I never picked up the sport.  I found it very frustrating to be precise when hitting such a little ball.  Hand/eye coordination has never been my strong suit.

Our ambassadors Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, and Jeev Milkha Singh will be teeing off today at The Open Championship and we wish them the best of luck.  Bring home that Claret Jug!

Watch below to hear Lee talk about this tournament.

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Want to Play Golf with Lee Westwood?
Lee Westwood

Bid on a round of golf with Lee in the United Way auction on eBay. Lee has been a UPS Ambassador since 2009, rising to the summit of world golf, reaching World Number One in November 2010. Lee has won 22 tournaments on the European Tour as well as tournaments in America, Africa, Asia and Australia.  

To jump start the 2012 United Way campaign, UPS has donated more than 80 items you can bid on in the auction, including:

  • A round of golf with world champion professional golfer Lee Westwood at Jupiter Hills  Golf  Club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Sports collectibles autographed by champion athletes, coaches and stars, such as race-worn items from NASCAR driver of the #99 UPS Ford Carl Edwards as well as other items from Roush Fenway Racing
  • NCAA® tickets and exclusive merchandise
  • Premium LIVE NATION concert tickets to see top artists perform at select venues across the country

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Lee Westwood Claims Victory Again at the Indonesian Masters
CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

Lee Westwood, one of UPS’s global brand ambassadors and currently the number three-ranked professional golfer in the world, won his first title of the year and the 38th of his career with his victory last weekend at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters. Westwood won the tournament in 2011 as well.

Westwood completed a 32-hole marathon as he returned on Sunday morning to finish the third round before closing with a final round 74 for a winning total of 16 under par at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

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UPS Golf Ambassador Keeps Tight Grip On World’s #1 Ranking

Golfer Lee Westwood retained his world’s No. 1 position with an exciting finish to the Ballatine’s Championship in South Korea over the weekend.

Lee had to sweat out a birdie putt attempt on the last hole by Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, which if it had gone in would have put the two friends in a playoff.  The win is Lee’s second in as many weeks (he won last week on the Asian Tour in Jakarta to take over the world’s No. 1 ranking).

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Happy Birthday To Lee: UPS Golf Ambassador Westwood Back On Top Of World Golf Rankings

Persistence pays off. Yesterday Lee Westwood won the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta to reclaim the world golf ranking’s No. 1 seat from Germany’s Martin Kaymer. 

Lee celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday and what better present to himself than to wrestle away the top spot from the young, talented German. All was not just birthday wishes and blowing out candles as Lee won on the other side of the world and had to wait the equivalent of a half-day to find out if he would, indeed, again become the world’s top rated golfer.

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UPS launches new golf website as two UPS Ambassadors compete at The Masters

The best golfers in the world have descended on Georgia for the first ‘major’ tournament of 2011, The Masters.  Two of UPS’s Ambassadors, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen, are teeing it up in Augusta this week and the newly refreshed site, www.ups.com/golf, is the perfect place to check their progress in the tournament. You also will find current statistics on Jeev Milka Singh, our third Ambassador, throughout the 2011 season.

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UPS Golfer Receives Prestigious Award

Lee WestwoodUPS-sponsored golfer Lee Westwood was recently awarded the highest honor that the European PGA Tour can bestow, the Honorary Life Membership. The world’s top-rated golfer has been a fixture on the European PGA Tour for the past 18 years and is only the second Englishman to attain the world’s top player ranking; Sir Nick Faldo was the other. During the award ceremony, Lee received a silver membership card and money clip from European PGA Tour Chief Executive George O’Grady.

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