SUN CITY – Lee Westwood produced a stunning closing 64 to win his first Rolex Series title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City on Sunday.
The Englishman entered the final day three shots behind long-time leader Sergio Garcia of Spain, but an eagle on the second put him at the top of the leaderboard and set up an enthralling three-way battle between those two and local favourite Louis Oostuizen.
The heavyweight trio went blow-for-blow on one the most entertaining afternoons of the season and it was former world number-one Westwood who birdied five of his last eight holes to get to 15-under and prevail over his Major Championship winning rivals.
Garcia signed for a 70 to finish at 12-under, one shot ahead of Oosthuizen who closed with a 69.
England's Ross Fisher was then at eight-under, a shot clear of countryman Matt Wallace and China's Li Haotong.