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Golf: Westwood ends two-year drought in Malaysian rain

Published on Apr 20, 2014 9:39 PM
 
Lee Westwood of England poses with the trophy after winning the Maybank Malaysian Open golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur on April 20, 2014. Lee Westwood ended a two-year wait for a golf title with an emphatic seven-stroke victory to clinch the rain-soaked Malaysian Open in style on Sunday, April 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Lee Westwood ended a two-year wait for a golf title with an emphatic seven-stroke victory to clinch the rain-soaked Malaysian Open in style on Sunday.

The Englishman, who saw his lead trimmed to a single stroke on Saturday, cut a composed figure going into the final round as he notched a clean-card score, including four birdies, to finish at four-under 68 and reclaim the title he last won in 1997.

A four-hour delay due to torrential rain at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club did nothing to deter the former world No. 1, who carded two birdies after the delay.

He completed his win in style when he holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the last for an 18-under-par 270 winning total to celebrate his first title since the 2012 Nordea Masters.

 
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