Westwood secures Thai title

Updated: December 18, 2011

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Lee Westwood ended 2011 on a high as he claimed victory in the Thailand Golf Championship in Bangkok today.

The 38 year old continued his strong end of season form as he added to the Nedbank Golf Challenge he won in South Africa earlier this month.

The World number three shot a final round of 69 to finish the tournament on 22 under some seven shots clear of Charl Schwartzel, with American Michael Thompson third and Simon Dyson, finishing in a tie for fourth at 12 under.

Westwood began the day four shots clear of South African Schwartzel and he edged closer to the title with at the 2nd and 3rd and before all but securing the win with further birdies on 12th and 13th

Westwood said: “It was nice to hole on top of Charl on 12 and then make the one on 13, it took the pressure off a little bit.

“I wasn’t happy until I was on that boat coming back from the island on 17 with a big lead.”

While Westwood was finishing out his round with the same consistency that has been a hallmark of his season his closest challenger Schwartzel finished poorly as he bogeyed the 17th and 18th to slip further behind Westwood.

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