Lee out to replace Rory

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LEE Westwood sent congratulations to Rory McIlroy after the Ulsterman claimed the World No 1 spot for the first time and will set about relieving him of the spot this week.

Westwood shot his best ever round in America, a 63, in the final round of the Honda Classic to finish fourth but was eclipsed by a last round 62 from Tiger Woods as he finished second to McIlroy.

“He’s a very good player, very young, still learning, got most of the shots,” added Westwood as McIlroy’s last round 69 secured a two shot victory.

Westwood, twice World No 1 for a total of 22 weeks, competes in the world championship in Miami and he or fellow Englishman Luke Donald can replace McIlroy.