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Golf

Discover which Nottinghamshire born golfers have scored a hole in one in our round-up of golfing superheroes.

Lee Westwood OBE

Born in Worksop in 1973, Westwood turned professional in 1993. He made his name in America by winning the Freeport McDermott Classic in 1998 and was voted 1999 European Golfer of the Year. Amongst his other achievements he can boast six European Tour victories; European Golfer of the Year (1998); third place in European Order of Merit (1997-1998); and being a member of the 1997 Ryder Cup winning team. He has finished fifth on the PGA Tour twice in 2006 and ranks 43rd in Money Leaders on the PGA Tour. Westwood was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.

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Greg Owen

Like Lee Westwood, Mansfield's Greg Owen is fast becoming a major name in the golfing world. Indeed, the sportsman, who plays out of the Coxmoor golf club, used to compete regularly against Westwood on the county circuit. Now the two seem destined to meet frequently on professional terms. His best finish on the PGA Tour in 2006 was second at the Bay Hill Invitational Presented by MasterCard. He ranks 22nd in Money Leaders on the PGA Tour. A little known fact is that Greg was ranked No.1 tennis player in Nottinghamshire at age 13!

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