10 Jun 2012

Westwood eases to comfortable win in Stockholm

8:41 am on 10 June 2012

The world number three golfer Lee Westwood completed his buildup to next week's U.S. Open with a convincing five-shot win at the Scandinavian Masters in Stockholm.

Taking a three-shot advantage over fellow Briton and Ryder Cup team mate Ross Fisher into the final round, Westwood maintained plenty of distance between himself and the chasing pack all day.

He made sure of victory with an eagle three at the par-five 12th before closing with a three-under 69 and a four-round tally of 269, 19 under.

It was his 22nd European Tour success and his third at the tournament after lifting the trophy in 1996 and 2000.

The eyes of the golf world will shift to San Francisco on Thursday for the year's second major.

Westwood is paired with defending champion Rory McIlroy and world number one Luke Donald for the first two rounds.