Lee Westwood triumphs by seven shots at the Thailand Open fired a closing 69 to end 22 under with a seven-shot win over Charl Schwartzel at the Thailand Golf Championship.
With the win, the 38 year old Englishman moves up to second in the world rankings, behind Luke Donald and move above Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlory into second in the world rankings.
Westwood, who has rejoined the US Tour for 2012, said he plans to take a break over the Christmas period and then improve on his fitness for the new year.
England’s Simon Dyson shot six birdies against three bogeys for a 69, sharing fourth place with Thailand’s Chawalit Plaphol, who shot a 67 which was the equal best round of the day with Germany’s Alex Cejka, who was eighth.
“I’ll go into the winter with a lot of confidence and I’ll try to come out next year playing the same kind of golf as I played this week, a little bit leaner and well rested.”
Thailand Golf Championship final leaderboard
-22: L Westwood (England)
-15: C Schwartzel (South Africa)
-14: M Thompson (United States)
-12: S Dyson (England)
Level: S Garcia (Spain)