Lee Westwood, one of UPS’s global brand ambassadors and currently the number three-ranked professional golfer in the world, won his first title of the year and the 38th of his career with his victory last weekend at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters. Westwood won the tournament in 2011 as well.
Westwood completed a 32-hole marathon as he returned on Sunday morning to finish the third round before closing with a final round 74 for a winning total of 16 under par at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
Westwood defeated former Asian Tour number-one ranked player Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand by two shots, while India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur finished tied for third.
Westwood, who tied for third at the Masters Tournament inAugustaearlier this month, held a dominant eight shot lead going into the final round but fatigue began to kick in on his homeward nine as he shot one birdie and three bogeys.
“Today was hard. It is never easy playing in these conditions and I had to play 32 holes. It was draining out there and I was really feeling it on the back nine. When you are in contention and under pressure, it seems to zap your energy faster,” said Westwood.
“You never know how to play with such a big lead. You don’t know if you should attack or defend. It is quite hard to get your mental attitude around it. It was a case of staying patient and calm and playing the holes correctly. It was exhausting.
“Hopefully this will kick-start my year. I’ve played well without any wins so hopefully I can go on and win other tournaments. It is tough when you are the favorite because if you don’t win then it will be disappointing. There was a lot of pressure so I’m glad I did it.”
Congratulations, Lee, on another exciting win!
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