Westwood moves to No. 2 with win in Thailand

Lee Westwood kissing the winner's trophy after the final round at the Thailand Golf Champioship.

Lee Westwood kissing the winner's trophy after the final round at the Thailand Golf Champioship.

Lee Westwood completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Thailand Golf Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Sunday to beat Masters champion Charl Schwartzel by seven strokes.

The third-ranked English star finished at 22-under 266 at Amata Spring Country Club. He opened with rounds of 60 and 64 and shot a 73 on Saturday in the Asian Tour event.

"It means a lot, any win does," Westwood said. "It's special this week because of the difficulty of the golf course, who I was up against in the weekend.

"Charl is the Masters champion and he has had a great year. The fact that I led wire to wire — 60 in the fisrt round and 64 in the second round, 20 under after two rounds — it's yours to lose really with an 11-shot lead. There was pressured involved."

Schwartzel closed with a 72.

"It was a tough day. The wind probably blew the hardest today compared to the last three rounds," the South African star said. "I played great. If it wasn't for Lee, I would have probably won the tournament."

American Michael Thompson was another stroke back after a 70.

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