Golf – Nedbank Challenge ’18: Lee Westwood Wins

Lee Westwood

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.

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.

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.

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