Golf – Nedbank Challenge ’18: Lee Westwood Wins
England’s Lee Westwood shot a dazzling eight-under-standard 64 to win the Nedbank Challenge – his first triumph on the European Tour after 4 years.
The previous world number one took the altogether lead from Louis Oosthuizen with a birdie at 17, finishing the back nine of every 31 to complete on 15 under.
The South African’s test blurred as he completed third on 11 under behind Spain’s medium-term pioneer Sergio Garcia.
And that should do it for your 2018 #NedbankChallenge champion Lee Westwood…scorching eight under final round deserved to win the tournament. Cool as ice on a scorcher at Sun City to close it out. pic.twitter.com/N0yvwQveM0
— Jermaine Craig (@JermaineCraig07) November 11, 2018
Westwood, who carded six birdies and a falcon on the second gap in his round, celebrated with caddie and sweetheart Helen Story in the wake of holing a putt on the eighteenth.
The win was Westwood’s 24th on the European Tour and his third at the Nedbank.
Oosthuizen checked a 69, with a damaging bogey on the fifteenth and after that completing with twofold bogey on the eighteenth.
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) November 11, 2018
Garcia hit a 70 as his two-shot lead from cycle three vanished.
Britain’s Ross Fisher (70) was fourth on eight under, a shot in front of countryman Matt Wallace (67).
4-time major champ Rory McIlroy (71) completed in a tie for 21st on one under.
LEE WESTWOOD 🏆🏴🍾
* Bogey-free 64 to win by 3.
* Girlfriend Helen Storey on bag.
* 24th career European Tour title.
* 45-year-old’s first win in 3 years.
* First non-Southern African to win Nedbank Golf Challenge three times. pic.twitter.com/1ZXy48NkMJ
— Golf Digest S-Africa 🇿🇦 (@GolfDigestSA) November 11, 2018
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