Golfer Lee Westwood was hailed for his life-saving skills after rescuing a man with Parkinson's disease after he got into difficulty in the Atlantic Ocean.
The modest Westwood said afterwards that he was “only too happy to help” Colin Davies after he got into trouble off a Caribbean island last Friday.
The former world number one golfer was holidaying with his family on the beach at Sandy Lane resort when he saw that the 41 year-old Davies was getting into serious difficulty.
"As soon as I entered I realised I was in trouble," Davies told The Telegraph. "My legs wouldn't move, and my wife Linda was out of earshot. The family next to us on the beach heard my cry and within a second a muscular male grabbed me and, with tremendous but gentle care, got me back to my lounge bed."
Davies did not realise at the time that his rescuer was the nine-time Ryder Cup player and has said he hopes that Englishman finally gets his hand on one of the majors before his career finishes.
"If there is a power looking over us, I hope he takes note and delivers three majors to this kind and gentle human being. I have Parkinson's disease so to enter the sea was foolhardy or stupid."
Currently ranked 28th in the world, Westwood played down his role when he spoke about the incident from his home in Florida.
“Don’t get any red shorts, running down the beach, Baywatch images in your head! The gentleman was struggling to get back up on to the beach and I was only too happy to help.”