Lee Westwood was in the right place at the right time while vacationing in Barbados last week, where he charged into the ocean to save a man from drowning, the Birmingham Mail reports.
Westwood and his family were seated on the beach beside Colin Davies’ family when Davies decided to go for a swim. Davies, a British millionaire who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, was out of his wife’s earshot when his legs locked up and he started to flounder.
The 41-year-old Westwood jumped into the water and rescued Davies before he went under.
Westwood took to Twitter on Jan. 21 to respond to questions about the episode:
@AndrewHarding9 don’t get baywatch images in your head Andrew! The gentleman was struggling to get back up the beach and I helped him out.
— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) January 21, 2015
Reports say Davies was unaware of who his savior was until another bystander inquired about Westwood.
“If there is a power looking over us,” Davies told the Birmingham Mail, “I hope he takes note and delivers three majors to this kind and gentle human being.”