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Steady Westwood seals Thailand victory

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BANGKOK (AP)

Lee Westwood completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Thailand Golf Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Sunday to beat Masters champion Charl Schwartzel by seven strokes.

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The third-ranked English star finished at 22-under 266 at Amata Spring Country Club. He opened with rounds of 60 and 64 and shot a 73 on Saturday in the Asian Tour event.

''It means a lot, any win does,'' Westwood said. ''It's special this week because of the difficulty of the golf course, who I was up against in the weekend.

''Charl is the Masters champion and he has had a great year. The fact that I led wire to wire - 60 in the fisrt round and 64 in the second round, 20 under after two rounds - it's yours to lose really with an 11-shot lead. There was pressured involved.''

Schwartzel closed with a 72.

''It was a tough day. The wind probably blew the hardest today compared to the last three rounds,'' the South African star said. ''I played great. If it wasn't for Lee, I would have probably won the tournament.''

American Michael Thompson was another stroke back after a 70.

Tagged: Guido Van Der Valk, Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood

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