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Lee Westwood saves man from drowning

Lee Westwood has been deemed a hero after wading into the Atlantic Ocean last week in Barbados to save a man who was in danger of drowning.

Colin Davies, a British millionaire who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, headed into the water to splash around when his legs locked and he was unable to move, while his wife was too far away to hear his calls for help.

Westwood and his family were apparently seated next to Davies’ on the beach, and the Englishman jumped into the water to save Davies before the tide could drag him under.

Davies was at first unaware it was Westwood who saved his life, describing him only as a “muscular male (who) grabbed me and, with tremendous but gentle care, got me back to my lounge bed.”

And it was another bystander asking Davies about his rescuer that made him aware the man was Westwood.

“If there is a power looking over us,” Davies told the newspaper, “I hope he takes note and delivers three majors to this kind and gentle human being.”

Westwood has posted several pictures of his family enjoying their holiday on popular social media sites, but had not mentioned the incident.

However, in a Twitter post on Wednesday. Westwood wrote: “The gentleman was struggling to get back up the beach and I helped him out.”

The PING golfer is sure to have earned himself a few new fans after this Good Samaritan act.