Westwood hopes to celebrate 42nd birthday in style, with Indonesian Masters hat-trick

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Lee Westwood hopes to continue his love affair with Asia this weekend, at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters.

The Worksop golfer, who turns 42 on Friday, won the inaugural event in 2011, and picked up the title again in 2012 at Royal Jakarta Golf Club.

But he can’t quite put a finger on why he plays so well in that region of the world, with eight Asian Tour titles to his name.

“I don’t really know the reason why I do so well here,” he said.

“It’s a mystery to me but I’ve always felt comfortable here as the golf courses are very good and I’ve certainly improved over the years”.

Despite his previous success, Westwood is taking nothing for granted this time round.

“We’re playing against a high quality field and you know that anybody on his day can contend for this championship,” he said.

“So you really have to concentrate on your own game, keep up your level of fitness and try to play as good as you can”.

Westwood was drawn to play with Y.E. Yang and Arjun Atwal for the first round.