Westwood wins in Indonesia, back at No. 1

Westwood wins in Indonesia, back at No. 1

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Westwood wins in Indonesia, back at No. 1

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Lee Westwood won the Indonesian Masters on Sunday as he moved back to No. 1 in the world, with Luke Donald falling to Brandt Snedeker in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff at the PGA Tour event in South Carolina.

Former No. 1 Martin Kaymer took the week off.

Westwood, who celebrated his 38th birthday Sunday, opened the final round birdie-bogey and then made eight straight pars.

A birdie on No. 11 was the turning point in Westwood’s round.

“It was probably the hardest putt I had all day — it was 15 feet with 3 feet of break,” he said.

After waiting out a lightning delay on the final hole, he finished off a 3-under 69 for a three-stroke victory over Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee.

The Englishman totaled 19-under 269 in the Asian Tour event at Royale Jakarta.

As he stepped off the 18th green a portion of the gallery erupted singing “Happy Birthday” — and Westwood had plenty to smile about.

Asked what he wanted for his birthday, Lee replied with a grin, “Something silver and shiny.”

“It was quite a day, really,” he said. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy with a five-shot lead. I’m experienced enough to know that patience is the key. I hit the ball great, but didn’t hit the putts when it mattered.”

Park Hyun-bin of South Korea briefly shared the lead with Westwood before a bogey on No. 11. Jaidee made a charge but missed a few key putts on his way to shooting a 65.

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