Lee Westwood made a successful return to Indonesia, winning a second-straight batik jacket, which is awarded to the champion of the Indonesian Masters. “Hopefully, this will kick-start my year,” said the world’s #3 of his two-shot victory. “I’ve played well without any wins so hopefully I can go on and win other tournaments.”
Westwood charged into the first-round lead with an opening 7-under 65 at 7,322-yard Royale Jakarta Golf Club. He led wire-to-wire, and his 16-under total (65-68-65-74) was enough to defeat a number of pursuers.
“It is tough when you are the favorite because if you don’t win then it will be disappointing,” Westwood said, just two days before his 39th birthday. “There was a lot of pressure so I’m glad I did it.”
Westwood’s victory was the fourth in as many weeks for PING pros worldwide. The streak began with Hunter Mahan’s Shell Houston Open victory, followed by Bubba Watson’s win at the Masters, and Louis Oosthuizen claiming the Malaysian Open crown.
Westwood relies on a G10 driver (9º), i15 (15.5º) and Rapture V2 (19º) fairway woods, i10 irons (3-PW), Tour-W wedges (54º, 58º), and a Redwood Anser putter.