GOLF: Worksop’s Lee Westwood aims for title defence

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WORKSOP’S world number three Lee Westwood is aiming to defend his title at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters this week.

Westwood’s victory last year briefly pushed him back to the world number one position and he plans to repeat the feat at the 750,000 dollar Asian Tour event at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club. Westwood, who finished tied third at the Masters and has three other top-five finishes in the US and Dubai, admits defending the title is a tough ask.

“It’s always special to come back here” he said. “It’s nice to come back and try to defend but I don’t think it will be easy. It is tough to win one and tougher to defend,” said Westwood. “I mastered the course last year and had the game plan right. All the players playing here wouldn’t be in this tournament if they weren’t capable of winning.”