The 45-year-old Briton, who has not won a league since 2014, entered the final day at Gary Player Country Club with three shots behind longtime leader Sergio Garcia, but an eagle on Monday put him We are at the top of the leaderboard and set up a three-dimensional battle charmed between two people and Louis Oosthuizen’s favorite local.
The trio exploded during the afternoon, and it was former world no. 1 Westwood, who beat the bird five times in his last eight holes to get 15 under and dominate over the major championship winners. mine.
Westwood’s victory was his third at the Gary Player Country Club after Sunshine Tour’s Dimension Data Pro-Am tournament in 2000 and the event in 2010 and 2011, before participating in the European Tour’s schedule. His last win was at the Maybank Malaysia Open in 2014 and he battled with tears after winning 24 points in the European Tour and 43 in the world.
Garcia signed a contract with 70 to finish in 12th place, a shot ahead of Oosthuizen, who closed with 69. While Ross Fisher was in eighth place, a clear shot by compatriot Matt Wallace and Li Haotong of China.
Li needs a win to keep hope alive Race to Dubai is still alive, but the result at Sun City means that Francesco Molinari or Tommy Fleetwood will be crowned European champions after the DP World Tour Championship next week.
“I felt quite touched, and I felt a little relieved,” Westwood said. Still got it. It was great to do that again under pressure and win some quality players at the end of the match, Sergio and Louis are my closest rivals. In order to achieve the scene, I feel very happy to prove it to myself all the time. ”
He added: “It was not an easy golf course as the wind was heading towards it, and it was spinning like that day. I did a nice par on one, and a big three wood on the second came about three feet. Then make a lovely par in the third and then just stabilize and give yourself the pretty birdie chances all the way around. I’m just trying to hit fairways and stick to my game plan and hit it in the right place. I had a bit of a process I was experiencing with golf. I started to see better pictures. Seven irons in 17 are probably one of the best shots I’ve ever had. ”
Garcia, who led the first three rounds, was ridiculous in defeat, saying: “You have to acknowledge Lee. To shoot 64 in the final round is not easy. I am very happy for him. He had a bad Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, and he struggled a bit, and he’s played a lot better this year, and he knocked several times to win. I wish I could win myself, but if not, to see Lee doing that is pretty good. I did not have an ‘A’ game on the weekend, but I fought hard and I was patient. The second is still a good result, and I can get a lot of positive things from it. “