Lee Westwood has responded to his Augusta disappointment earlier this month by successfully defending his Indonesian Masters title in Jakarta.
The Englishman was not at his best on the final day as he returned a two-over-par 74, but his 16-under-par 272 was good enough for the victory.
“Hopefully this will kick-start my year. I’ve played well without any wins so hopefully I can go on and win other tournaments,” said the 38-year-old, who could have won the first Major of the year a fortnight ago but for a below average performance on the greens.
It was a solid performance from Westwood in Jakarta, though, especially after the world number three had to complete a 32 holes on Sunday after bad weather caused the third round to be suspended on Saturday.
Westwood’s march towards victory was never really in any doubt despite a back-nine wobble that included three bogeys, as he had started with an eight-stroke lead.
“Today was hard. It is never easy playing in these conditions and I had to play 32 holes,” added Westwood.
“It was draining out there and I was really feeling it on the back nine.When you are in contention and under pressure, it seems to zap your energy faster.
“You never know how to play with such a big lead. You don’t know if you should attack or defend. It is quite hard to get your mental attitude around it.
“It was a case of staying patient and calm and playing the holes correctly. It was exhausting.”