Westwood wins, survives marathon day


Lee Westwood retained his title at the Indonesian Masters on Sunday, prevailing by two shots after a marathon day of 32 holes to finish off his first win of 2012.

Westwood shot a final-round 2-over 74 to win by two shots at 16 under. Though Westwood stumbled in the closing round, the world No. 3  began his day by capping off a third-round 65 to earn a lead of eight shots going into the last 18 holes.

'Today was hard. It is never easy playing in these conditions and I had to play 32 holes,' Westwood said. '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.'

Though Westwood was the only player of note in the field, he hopes his maiden win of the year will spur him to more victories against better competition.

'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,” said Westwood.

Thaworn Wiratchant closed with 5-under 67 to take second 14 under. Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur shared third at 12 under.