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Veteran Westwood Impresses In Abu Dhabi

Lee-Westwood-GolferTommy Fleetwood ended a three-year wait for a second European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday, but he wasn’t the only Englishman to catch the eye as Lee Westwood put together four sub-70 rounds to finish in a share of eighth place. It was another solid performance from the 43-year-old, who finished just outside the top 10 at the World Tour Championship at the end of last season having been third at the British Masters in October.

As we move towards the Masters, the first major of the season, Westwood looks an interesting each-way proposition at best odds of 100/1 with both Betfred and Coral.

Although he took some time to get to grips with Augusta National, Westwood has become one of the most consistent performers at the famous old course, finishing 11th or better in seven of the last nine years, including three times in the top three.

Last year he finished tied-second with Jordan Spieth as his compatriot Danny Willett donned the Green Jacket, while he was also the runner-up to Phil Mickelson in 2010.

By contrast, Rory McIlroy – the current 8/1 favourite to win the Masters – has never finished in the top three, and only once in the top five, in his 8 attempts at Augusta.