WESTWOOD, CALCAVECCHIA EARN TITLES AT NEDBANK IN SOUTH AFRICA

WESTWOOD SHOT A COURSE-RECORD 10-UNDER 62 IN THE 3RD ROUND

2011-12-04

Lee Westwood’s comfort level at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa, was evident during the Nedbank Golf Challenge, where he posted a two-shot win on the same layout where he won by eight strokes last year. His 15-under winning total was sparked by a course-record 10-under 62 in the third round, which gave him a seven-shot overnight lead that he relied on for his 36th professional title.

“I love playing this course and yesterday was probably the best round I’ve ever played,” said the 38-year-old of his third win of 2011. “Incredible! This is a special win and my mum and dad were here to see me do it. I’ve come off three hard weeks of gym work and I feel in control of my body and my swing.”

In the three-round Nedbank Senior Challenge completed a day earlier, Mark Calcavecchia (71-69-67) started his final 18 trailing by three shots. But he was 5 under in his final round, mounting a comeback for his second win of the year.

“My iron game was very good and I made a few putts, and you can never make enough putts,” Calc said. “I was behind pretty much all week, so I’m very happy to win and can’t wait to come back next year.”

Among the PING clubs in Calc’s bag are a G20 driver and an Anser 3 milled putter.