23 Nov 2009

Westwood wins in Dubai to be Europe No.1

6:14 am on 23 November 2009

England's Lee Westwood shot a round of eight-under par 64 to win the Dubai World Championship golf tournament.

With the win, Westwood also won the inaugural Race to Dubai, the new name for the European Tour's Order of Merit crown. The last time he had finished No.1 in Europe was in 2000.

The 36-year-old finished with a total of 23-under par 265, six shots clear of fellow Englishman Ross McGowan.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who led the Race to Dubai going into the final tournament, finished third at 15-under 273.