The 47-year-old came second in The Players Championship in Florida, widely know as ‘the fifth major’.
He beat Bryson DeChambeau in their second head-to-head last-day battle in eight days only to be denied by another American, Justin Thomas
In an enthralling final day at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Thomas produced a decisive burst around the turn to set up a one-shot victory over Westwood in the PGA Tour’s $15 million flagship event.
Westwood, who had started the day with a two-shot lead, birdied the last for a 72 to finish second, one ahead of both DeChambeau (71) and left-hander Brian Harman (69).
Westwood holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the closing hole to finish second on his own for the second week after being pipped by DeChambeau in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill the previous weekend.
Westwood said he ‘was just having so much fun’, and added that despite turning 48 in a months time, it was ‘a joy to be involved’, playing well and able to contend.
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