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Return to Glory for Westwood

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Lee Westwood ended more than two years without a title by capturing the Portugal Masters by two shots. Wearing the new FJ ICON golf shoe and PureTouch Limited glove from FootJoy, Westwood closed with a 6-under 66 on Sunday and finished with a 23-under 265 total for his 30th career win.

Westwood came out hot, converting birdies on his first four holes but it was his final birdie at the 17th hole that sealed the victory.  Westwood went long and left at the 589 yard 17th and although he was able to take a free drop he still faced a tricky shot.

"All I could see was trees (right in front of him) and water (over the green) - and I had a really tight lie," he added.

However, from around 30 yards he almost holed it, tapped in for birdie and had his two shot lead that he would take the clubhouse.

In addition to getting back to his winning ways, Westwood also takes over the lead in the European Tour's Race to Dubai, passing fellow FJ ICON fan Rory McIlroy, and climbs back into the top five of the world golf rankings, a goal of his since 2007.



  • I"m so glad for him, I've been a fan of Westwoods for a long time and to watch some of his heartbreak in the last few majors was disappointing.

     While his win is not a major by any means, he did beat a pretty stellar field including Harrington, Goosen...

  • Great to see Westwood win again.

  • Great to see that he deserves that win

  • Way to close on the final day.  Congrats to Westwood.

  • While  I have never been a great fan of Westwood, I do enjoy watching him. And with this win that I was able to see on the Golf Channel, I saw a true professional and humble man rise to the height he should have attained in several other tourneys. He is to be congratulated on an excellent win.