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Westwood rallies to Malaysian Open title

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Lee Westwood claimed his 36th career victory at the Malaysian Open © Getty Images
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Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.

After a four-hour delay due to the threat of lightning in the middle of the final round, Westwood went on to shoot a 4-under par 68 to finish 18- under at the Kuala Lumpur Country Club course for his 36th career victory.

"I started working with a new coach a few weeks ago, Mike Walker, and Billy Foster came back on the bag at the end of last year, so I was going back to what I had done before because it had worked," Westwood told the European Tour's official website.

"It's started to work already - the last couple of weeks I've played well in Houston and at the Masters last week and this week I've obviously played very well. It's a golf course that suits my game; it's very tight in certain areas. I played well, I putted well, and the short game is good."

Westwood led from start to finish in the co-sanctioned European and Asian Tour event that he also won in 1997.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen (68), the 2012 champion, along with Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts (70) and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger (67) shared second place on 11-under par.

Malaysian Open leaderboard

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