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Lee Westwood posts 25th victory on European Tour

Englishman records 2-stroke triumph at Abu Dhabi in 1st event of elite 8-stop Rolex Series

25: Number of career victories on the European Tour for England’s Lee Westwood, who won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. Westwood, 46, closed with a 5-under 67 for a 19-under 269 and two-stroke victory at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. England’s Tommy Fleetwood and France’s Victor Perez surged into a share of second-place at 17-under 271 with final-round 63s, joining England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick (67) as runners-up. American Brooks Koepka, who ranks No. 1 in the world, tied for 34th in his 2020 debut. In winning in his fourth decade on the European Tour, Westwood ranks eighth all-time on the tour's victory list, trailing the late Seve Ballesteros’ mark of 50. The $7 million tournament was the first of eight stops in the elite Rolex Series and the first of the three-week Desert Swing on the European Tour schedule (scores).

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