England’s Lee Westwood scored a final-round 69, 3-under par, to clinch a three-stroke win at the Indonesian Masters on his 38th birthday and boost his chances of regaining the world No. 1 golf ranking.
Westwood finished on 19-under-par 269 at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee coming second after a 65.
“This will definitely be the most memorable birthday for me,” Westwood told reporters. “I’ve ticked every box this week so we will have to wait and see what happens.”
Westwood, now ranked second behind Martin Kaymer of Germany, picked up a first prize of $119,000. He can reclaim the world No. 1 spot if English countryman Luke Donald doesn’t win The Heritage tournament in South Carolina, where he leads the field by a stroke.
There was a four-way tie for third in Indonesia between Park Hyun-Bin of South Korea, Thailand’s Thitiphun Chuayprakong, Siddikur of Bangladesh and Marcus Both of Australia, three shots further back.
In Chengdu, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium scored a final-round 66, 6-under par, for a 24-under total at the China Open and a first victory in more than 10 years on the European Tour. He received a first prize of 351,000 euros ($511,000)
Pablo Martin of Spain, New Zealander Danny Lee, Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark and Ireland’s Peter Lawrie were joint second, four shots back.