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Bonus Boy Westwood Eyes Green Jacket

1.17am 10th April 2014 - Sponsorship

Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood will tee off at Augusta National today aiming to finally net his first major title and, courtesy of sponsors Dunlop, a bumper £2 million bonus to go with it.

The Worksop Wonder is widely considered to be one of the best players never to win a major and it’s an accolade he’d be delighted to shed by emerging victorious this weekend and donning the famous green jacket.

Westwood, who endorses Dunlop clothing only, will also land a massive £2 million courtesy of a unique sponsorship deal he enjoys with the leading golf brand. The agreement stipulates that the Englishman is entitled to scoop £2 million for every major championship victory,

The Ryder Cup stalwart finished second at Augusta in 2010 and he’ll become the first British winner since Nick Faldo in 1996 should he go one better this weekend. If Westwood does secure The Masters title on Atlanta’s most famous golf course, his sponsors will be the first to toast his success.

David Newbury, Dunlop’s Head of Marketing, said: “We wish Lee every success at Augusta. He’s been one of the world’s leading players for many years and we’d be delighted if The Masters finally brings him the major victory his career deserves – even if it does mean signing a rather large cheque!”

One of the world’s most respected brands since its beginnings in 1910, Dunlop Sport has established a particularly proud heritage in golf. Since 2006, Dunlop has used its expertise to deliver cutting edge performance and innovation to ambassador Lee Westwood. Westwood’s polo shirts which will be worn at the 2014 Masters was designed by Dunlop in partnership with leading US golf apparel brand Antigua and features the latest Desert Dry fabric technology for breathability and moisture management.

To view Dunlop’s 2014 golf range, please visit www.dunlop.com

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