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Lee Westwood Claims Victory in Sun City

Lee Westwood fired a bogey-free round of 8-under 64 to capture the title in Sun City, South Africa at the 2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Lee Westwood Wins Nedbank Golf Challenge Sun City
Lee Westwood and girlfriend/caddie, Helen Storey, pose with the trophy after winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC on November 11, 2018 in Sun City, South Africa. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

The 45-year old Englishman entered his final day at Gary Player Country Club three off the pace of Sergio Garcia, but after an eagle on No. 2 and a birdie on No. 8, Westwood turned in 33 and holding a share of the lead alongside his Spanish rival, who was even par through nine holes.

Garcia appeared to have righted the ship with birdies on Nos. 10 and 12 to edge ahead by a shot, but Westwood then reeled off four birdies in a five-hole stretch (Nos. 13-17) to finish three clear of the Spaniard at 15-under par

Westwood, whose last victory came at the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open, was fighting back the tears after making his way to the winner’s circle for the first time in over four years.

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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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