Westwood claims five-shot win in Sweden

 

Golf:World number three Lee Westwood completed his build-up to next week’s US Open with a convincing five-shot win at the Scandinavian Open in Stockholm on Saturday.

Taking a three-shot advantage over fellow Briton and Ryder Cup team-mate Ross Fisher into the final round, Westwood maintained plenty of distance between himself and the chasing pack all day.

He made sure of the victory with an eagle three at the par-five 12th before closing with a three-under 69 and four-round tally of 269, 19-under.

It was his 22nd European Tour success and his third at the tournament after lifting the trophy in 1996 and 2000.

“I played really well this week - you don’t win tournaments by five shots without playing well,” Westwood said.

Fisher carded a one-under-par 71 on the final day to finish second at 14-under with Spain’s Sergio Garcia producing a five-under-par 67 to rocket up the leaderboard to end at 13 under in a share of third alongside Finn Mikko Ilonen and Swede Peter Hanson.

Gareth Maybin closed with a 73 to finish the week on two under, while Michael Hoey ended on level par after also carding a 73.