Persistence pays off. Yesterday Lee Westwood won the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta to reclaim the world golf ranking’s No. 1 seat from Germany’s Martin Kaymer.
Lee celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday and what better present to himself than to wrestle away the top spot from the young, talented German. All was not just birthday wishes and blowing out candles as Lee won on the other side of the world and had to wait the equivalent of a half-day to find out if he would, indeed, again become the world’s top rated golfer.
Lee’s fellow Englishman, Luke Donald, was participating in the PGA’s Heritage Classic on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and was in position to take that tournament’s crown, which would have given him the golf world’s top ranking. Donald lost out to Tennessee native, Brandt Snedeker, on the third playoff hole.
With Donald’s second place finish in South Carolina, Lee and his countryman are now one and two atop the world’s golf rankings. Kaymer has dropped down to three.
As a brand ambassador for UPS, Lee helps to drive UPS’s “We Love Logistics” message during tournament play, at customer hospitality events and at golf clinics Lee conducts at UPS-sponsored golf events around the world.
Way to go Lee!
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