The European Ryder Cup team are favourites to win the trophy for a third successive time this weekend. However, it seems Europe’s Lee Westwood has already won a prize of his own after being voted by female golf fans as the player they would most like to have an affair with.
More than 1100 UK female members of AshleyMadison.com - a leading extramarital dating site - responded to the survey with the Englishman receiving the winning share of the vote on 19.3%.
Europe may have lost the morning sessions 2 ½ 1 ½ , but on the AshleyMadison.com leaderboard, Paul McGinley’s team were firmly in the lead with European players taking up three of the top four positions.
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Christoph Kraemer, European spokesperson for the site, isn’t exactly sure why Lee Westwood proved such a popular choice but knows Europe have the Ryder Cup ‘in the bag’, if the dating poll is anything to go by.
“It’s interesting that our female members chose the player who has been happily married with two children since 1999, maybe it’s the family man in him,” said Kraemer.
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“Perhaps it’s because he’s the sensible option? Whatever the deciding factors, his full head of hair and great personality can’t have hurt. If this survey is anything to go by, Europe has it in the bag.”
Lee Westwood top of the pile
The leaderboard in full
1 Lee Westwood 19.3%
2 Sergio Garcia 18.6%
3 Webb Simpson 15.2%
4 Rory Mcilroy 12.9%
5 Jordan Spieth 10.5%
6 Martin Kaymer 8.5%
7 Rickie Fowler 6.8%
8 Victor Dubuisson 3.2%
9 Patrick Reed 2.7%
10 Hunter Mahan 2.3%