Westwood kick-starts season with Indonesia title defence

ENGLAND’S Lee Westwood hopes a first win of the season will prove the springboard to further success after successfully defending his Indonesian Masters title yesterday.

Westwood carded a disappointing two-over-par final round of 74 to finish on 16 under, but that was still enough to hold off a late charge from Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant, who ended two strokes behind in Jakarta.

“Hopefully this will kick-start my year,” said the world No3. “I’ve played well without any wins so hopefully I can go on and win other tournaments.”

Westwood suffered three bogeys in his last eight holes and admitted to fatigue, having also had to play the bulk of a thunderstorm-delayed third round on Sunday morning.