Westwood finishes well at Honda Classic

Lindrick Golf Club, A57, Worksop.'Lee Westwood Golf Academy.
Lindrick Golf Club, A57, Worksop.'Lee Westwood Golf Academy.

Lee Westwood put together a fine final round to finish inside the top 25 at the Honda Classic in Florida last weekend.

The Worksop golfer, who resides at the tournament’s venue – Palm Beach Gardens – shot a four under par round of 66 on Sunday to take a share of 25th place.

He had an early first round start at 6.45am local time, teeing off in the first group out with Chad Campbell and Chad Collins.

Westwood carded an eagle at the 10th, three birdies, eight pars and six bogeys for his first round of 71, one over par.

Round two was blighted with poor weather, and Westwood had a slow start, going six over for the front nine.

Birdies at the first two holes on the way home helped him recover to shoot a 73, either side of a suspension in play for darkness.

Round three suffered a similar fate, washed out by rain, and resumed on Sunday morning when Westwood carded a one over par round of 72, to go into the final round five over in a share of 32nd place.

Monday’s final round started at the 10th hole for the 41-year-old, who opened with a birdie and followed it with a 33-foot birdie putt at 11.

He was three under for the back nine, before bogeys at the first two holes pegged him back.

But Westwood finished strongly with birdies at the third, fourth and eighth to sign for a 66.

He remains in Florida this weekend, for the WGC event at Trump National Doral in Miami.

Westwood’s best finish in the event was second place, back in 2000.

Last year he took a share of 34th place.

Playing alongside Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Dufner, Westwood will tee off at 1.01pm local time, 6.01pm GMT on Thursday.

The trio will begin at the 10th hole.

The WGC event forms part of a hat-trick of tournaments that former world number one Westwood will use as warm ups for the first major of 2015, the Masters at Augusta from 9th to 12th April.