Tag Archives: Thailand Golf Championship

Dec
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Lee and caddie Billy Foster joshing around


Coming off the “best golf” he’s ever played at last week’s Thailand Golf Champiomship, world No. 2 Lee Westwood admitted he believes golfers are overpaid, especially compared to  police officers and teachers (not to mention journalists), according to The Independent’s James Corrigan.

The Englishman, who surpassed Ernie Els on Sunday as the European Tour’s career-leading money winner, also points out that compared to pros in other sports, it isn’t so bad, especially since golfers don’t get paid if they play poorly.

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Dec
19
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Asian Tour

Westwood: If only there were a major in Asia...

Lee Westwood put on a rather impressive clinic at the Thailand Golf Championship last week, snagging his third victory in Asia by a decisive seven shots over Masters champ Charl Schwartzel. Westwood fired 12-under 60 in the opening round and followed it with a 64 (in windy conditions — arguably a better round than the first, he tweeted) to match the Asian Tour’s lowest 36-hole total.

Reflecting on his play after rolling in the final putt, the Englishman reckoned it was the finest of his career:

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Dec
15
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Sergio Garcia showed off his stellar club-tossing skills on the par-3 eighth at the Thailand Golf Championship, held at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi. After dunking his first tee shot into the drink, he pushed the second one 30 yards right of the green. Then, he decided his 4-iron was better off in the water, as well.

Anyone know if ShotLink got a yardage on that one?

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Dec
15
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Westwood shot a career-best 60 in the opening round of the Thailand Golf Championship.

Worksop’s finest, Lee Westwood, got off to a blistering start at the Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Springs Country Club this morning, carding a 12-under-par 60 to take a five-shot lead over John Daly (yes, that John Daly).

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