02 Nov 2017

Player Spotlight: Lee Westwood targets ‘double’ glory at Jumeirah Golf Estates

The former World No.1  missed out on becoming a dual winner of the British Masters last month but the inaugural winner of the DP World Tour Championship has got his sights set on doing the double on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates later this month.

Lee Westwood may not have fulfilled his ambition of winning a second British Masters title at Close House Golf Club last month but he certainly won a lot of friends along the way.

Tournament host Westwood, who redesigned the Close House layout and has been attached to the golf club since 2011, lives within 20 minutes’ drive from the Newcastle course, where he finished in a share of 15th place on 10 under par, commented: “I played all right but struggled to make any putts, really. I just didn’t quite hit it close enough.

“Being the host of the event gave me another view of the tournament and an appreciation of what goes on leading up to and during a tournament like this. I’m glad I did it and, hopefully, everybody had a good time. To have nearly 70,000 spectators over the tournament week was brilliant.

“It’s the best attendance since we’ve brought the British Masters back. I’m delighted with that but I had a funny feeling people in the North East would support it well.

“Now I’m looking forward to the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and, hopefully, pulling off a notable double. Making it into the top 60 at the end of the season to play at the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates is every player’s goal. It’s good to have a climax to the year and the DP World Tour Championship is the perfect ending.

“Dubai and the Middle East also provide the ideal way to start the season with the Desert Swing and it’s great news that the NBO Oman Golf Classic has joined the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as a full European Tour event,” says the former World No.1.

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