Meet Helen Storey, the Fiancee and Caddie of English Golfer Lee Westwood

Published 03/14/2021, 3:35 PM EDT


Lee Westwood is putting up one of the best performances of his career at The 2021 Players Championship. The Englishman is impressing everyone with his fine stroke-making, but a chunk of the credit is being showered upon his caddie, Helen Storey. But is there something more between 47-year-old Westwood and Storey? 

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Who is Helen Storey?

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As we all know, Helen Storey is the caddie of Lee Westwood. She’s been in this role since September 2018 and her presence has been rewarding for Westwood. 

“At my stage of my career, there’s not a lot a caddie can tell me, but obviously Helen gets me in a fantastic mood out there, and psychologically she can help me and say the things that I need to hear,” Westwood told during The 2021 Players Championship.

Storey plays a more significant role in Westwood’s life. She is also his fiancee as the pair began dating in 2015 after Westwood got separated from his ex-wife Laurae Coltart. 

Storey, who has 20 thousand followers on her Instagram account, is a fitness trainer by profession and a caddie by pure accident. She first filled in as Westwood’s caddie in 2018 after the Englishman ended terms with regular caddie Billy Foster.

Lee Westwood made a remarkable performance in the very first event that he played with Storey as his caddie, and he immediately knew that her presence positively affects his performance. Shortly after, he won his first tournament in four years. 

Lee Westwood believes Storey can read his mind pretty well

The lovebugs have been garnering massive attention at every PGA Tour event they go to. Storey was a lively presence around Westwood during The 2021 Players Championship and carried his bag with utmost pleasure. 

“Obviously I get on well with Helen. She doesn’t know too much about golf but she knows a lot about the way my mind works. So she keeps me in a good frame of mind and focusing on the right things at the right time,” Westwood said in 2019

It is no secret that Lee Westwood has had somewhat of a career revival with Helen Storey as his caddie. Westwood’s relationship with her has certainly helped in restoring his fame on the PGA Tour. 

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Mar 14, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Lee Westwood reacts to his putt on the third green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Not that the glamour of having your girlfriend as your caddie adds to the appeal, but Westwood has significantly improved his game lately. Helen Storey has been through ups and downs with Westwood, and she enjoys her duty on the course. 

Lee Westwood would be glad that his fiancee is now involved in his profession and around him during crucial moments. Helen Storey is more than just a caddie to Westwood, and their love affair is making things more enticing on the golf course! 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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