Lee Westwood has confirmed his plans to move to the United States at the end of the year.
The 39-year-old Englishman, who currently lives near his birthplace of Worksop, has won 40 professional titles but has yet to claim a major in 57 attempts - with his best finishes being the runners-up spots he claimed at the Masters and The Open in 2010.
At the end of 2010, Westwood became the first European player since 1994 to rise to world No.1 after replacing Tiger Woods. Westwood is currently third in the rankings behind Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy.
Westwood, who finished tied for 10th in this weekend's US Open - four shots behind winner Webb Simpson - said of his decision to leave England for America: "There are a number of reasons but the main one is I haven't got that much time left at the top and I want to give myself the best chance of staying there as long as I can."
He added in the Daily Express: "The rest of the family are really excited about the move and I can see us spending the next five to 10 years in America."