Emotional Westwood seals Sun City victory

Carrie Guzman
November 14, 2018

The Englishman returned a closing 8-under 64 to win the $7.5 million Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City.

The victory is Westwood's 24th on the European Tour and his first on the circuit since April 2014, although he did also win the Indonesian...

In Mexico, Matt Kuchar won his first PGA Tour tournament in more than four years with a one-stroke victory over New Zealand's Danny Lee at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico.

"It was a great round of golf with the wind moving around and when I looked at the pin-positions last night I saw there were a few smelly ones. Eight under around that golf course without a dropped shot is good golf". "I can't wait to watch the highlights to be honest because I hit so many good shots coming in". But today showed I've still got it mentally, it was a great performance.

"Until now my emotions felt really under control all day, which is what I've been working hard on".

"I was just trying to hit fairways and stick to my game-plan and hit it in the right places, he said".

"I've got a bit of a process I'm going through with my golf swing, I'm starting to see better shots; the seven iron into 17 is probably one of the best shots I've ever hit and it all just worked".

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This isn't the first time Storey has caddied for her beau, having taken part in the Made in Denmark event in September. "Have to have a bit of a rethink, not least about who caddies for me, but our percentages".

Garcia was disappointed to have not won but he was full of praise for his long time Ryder Cup teammate Westwood.

Further birdies on the 11th, 13th and 14th ensured he kept pace with Oosthuizen as the pair traded blows on the back nine before Oosthuizen crucially three-putted the 15th from the back of the green.

"There's not much more I could have done more", Oosthuizen said. He's been knocking on the door for winning.

Oosthuizen carded a 69, with a damaging bogey on the 15th and then finishing with double bogey on the 18th.

The Nedbank Challenge also had repercussions for the Race to Dubai, with Rory McIlroy, Li Haotong and Lucas Bjerregaard now all officially out of the running to be crowned European No. 1 next weekend at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

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