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Westwood stutters to Indonesia crown

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Lee Westwood was the stand-out name in the Indonesian Masters field © Getty Images
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Lee Westwood successfully retained the Indonesian Masters title - but in the end, he could only limp over the finish line.

The Englishman, by far the most recognisable name in a less-than-stellar field, closed out an expected victory, although it was not the canter it threatened to be for much of the week.

Westwood had to finish his third round early on Sunday after lightning forced a suspension the previous evening. He moved to 18 under through 54 holes, eight clear of Korea's Lee Sung.

Few would have bet against Westwood at that point - few would have bet against him from the start - yet, in the end, he only triumphed by two strokes, with Thaworn Wiratchant second.

Westwood finished the tournament at 16 under, having posted a fourth-round 74. It was, by his standards, a dismal back nine from Westwood, who bogeyed three of the last eight holes.

The problem, as so often, was his putting: he needed 34 strokes of the short stick across his last 18 holes. Nonetheless, he did enough to grab another career victory as he looks to gather momentum ahead of the US Open.

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