In-form Lee seals second straight win

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Lee Westwood claimed his second victory in succession to maintain his position as world number one in style.

The Worksop golfer carded a flawless closing round of 67 to win the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea ahead of Ryder Cup team-mate Miguel Angel Jimenez.

The 38-year-old birdied the 18th to set the clubhouse target on 12 under par, before watching from the locker room as Jimenez failed to match that finish to force a play-off.

Jimenez finished second on 11 under after a closing 71, with Korea’s Sang-hyun Park a shot further back in third and American Dustin Johnson fourth on nine under.

Westwood, who needed a top-five finish to remain top of the rankings with Germany’s Martin Kaymer in line to overtake him despite not playing, said: “It feels great.

“I must admit it was nerve-racking sitting there watching people play. You never wish ill on anyone but I’m delighted to win.

“I’ve won two weeks in a row before but it’s still very special. It’s tough to come down off a win and get yourself refocused, but the more experience you get the easier it is to do it.”

Bad weather on Saturday meant the third round had to be completed on Sunday , with Jimenez sharing the lead on 10 under after 54 holes alongside Sweden’s Alexander Noren and highly-rated Welshman Rhys Davies.