WESTWOOD DOMINATES NORDEA MASTERS WITH I20 IRONS, NOME PUTTER

WITH HIS SON, SAM

2012-06-09

Lee Westwood’s 40th worldwide title came in convincing fashion with a five-stroke win at the Nordea Masters at the 7,607-yard Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden. The 39-year-old’s 22nd European Tour win came after playing a new set of i20 irons and a new Nome 355 putter for the first time.

“It feels really special winning here another time,” Westwood said of the event he has won three times (he was champion in 1996 and 2000). “I’ve won it in three decades now, which just shows how old we’re getting. I played really well this week. You don’t win tournaments by five shots without playing well.”

Starting the final round three shots ahead, Westwood created more separation with an eagle at 12 and a birdie at 15, making pars the rest of the way. “It didn’t look like I was hitting it close on the last three holes but I can tell you I hit it exactly where I wanted every time.”

Westwood relied on a bagful of PING technology: G10 driver (9º), i15 3-wood (15.5º), Rapture V2 5-wood, i20 irons (3-PW), Tour W wedges (54º, 58º), and a Nome putter (35”).