Home / / Westwood conquers fatigue to retain Indonesia title

Westwood conquers fatigue to retain Indonesia title

Comments / 331 Views / Monday, 23 April 2012 00:00

REUTERS: World number three Lee Westwood successfully defended his Indonesian Masters title after completing 32 holes at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club on Sunday.

The Briton returned to complete his third round before closing with a two-over-par 74 for a winning total of 16-under-par 272 in the weather-hit tournament.

Former Asian number one Thaworn Wiratchant finished two strokes adrift after carding 67 while the Indian duo of Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur shared third place a further two shots behind.

“Today was hard. It is never easy playing in these conditions and I had to play 32 holes,” said Westwood who went into the final round with an eight-shot lead.

“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.”

“You never know how to play with such a big lead. You don’t know if you should attack or defend. It is quite hard to get your mental attitude around it.

“Hopefully this will kick-start my year. I’ve played well without any wins so hopefully I can go on and win other tournaments,” added Westwood who finished tied for third at the U.S. Masters Tournament earlier this month.

Share This Article


Today's Columnists

Reforms drive up country brand value 

25 October 2016

Pakistan grows by 38% to $ 128 b in 2016 Sri Lanka grows by 9% to $ 74 b Latest research reveals that a country’s image has a positive correlation on inward investment, adding value to expo...

The challenge of creating a fine tourism product

25 October 2016

Marketing a country is like marketing a product. They must both ideally entice the customers by offering a functional benefit which also provides a motivating emotional experience. Others offering a similar product will endeavour to do the same. T...

Why Sri Lanka needs one million jobs by 2020

25 October 2016

An opponent of trade liberalisation has recently tried to score a cheap debating point by questioning the need to create one million jobs. His argument has been that the official statistics showed only 400,000 unemployed persons.  If ...

Fiscal reforms: An imperative for sustained growth

24 October 2016

SLEA 2016 keynote   Above 7% growth is needed to sustain the economy Sustained growth is normally viewed from two different angles today. One is from the point of environment and depletion of non- renewable resource...

Columnists More