Sign up for our daily newsletter

Latest news, reviews, analysis and opinion, plus unmissable deals for bunkered subscriptions, events, and our commercial partners.

As well as being a top golfer, it turns out Lee Westwood is also a top tipster when it comes to the horses.

The former world No.1, a keen racing fan who is part of a horse ownership syndicate that also includes former Newcastle forward Alan Shearer and telly duo Ant and Dec, picked six of the seven winners on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival – bagging £48,000 from his £240 stake.

• Jason Day hits back at Twitter trolls over Disney trip

• WATCH – DJ has a pretty awesome ‘lefty’ swing

Mere pocket change for a man who leads the European Tour career money list with earnings of €36,452,441 but impressive nonetheless.

The 45-year-old took to Instagram to share details…


This isn’t Westwood’s first big win at Cheltenham. At the same event last year, he won over £22,000 after picking all seven winners on the opening day.

Today is the third day of the increasingly popular National Hunt meeting and, if you’re looking to make some money, you might want to take a look at who Westwood is backing.

To the bookies!

author headshot

Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

Deputy Editor

More Reads

Image Turnberry green

The bunkered Golf Course Guide - Scotland

Now, with bunkered, you can discover the golf courses Scotland has to offer. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.

Find Courses

Latest podcast

The 2024 Masters Commute - Day 1 LIVE from Augusta