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Lee Westwood Pings another win in Memphis
June 15, 2010

Ping pro Lee Westwood's week began with a practice round at Pebble Beach GC in preparation for this week's U.S. Open. It ended on the opposite side of the United States with his second PGA Tour win when he prevailed in a four-hole playoff at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

Lee Westwood won the St Jude Classic playing PingHis six-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th earned him $1,008,000 and the 32nd win of his professional career worldwide. It was his first win on the PGA Tour since 1998.

The whirlwind week left the #3 player in the world among the favorites heading into Pebble Beach for the second major of the year. He now has three top 5 finishes on the PGA Tour this year.

Having never seen the TPC at Southwind before a practice round the day before the event, few figured Westwood would contend for his first PGA title in 12 years. But a course-record 63 in the first round left little doubt that his game was in major shape. His 7-under round was good for a one-shot lead.

He shared the halfway lead thanks to a birdie-birdie-birdie finish in the second round. After a third round 71, he trailed the top spot by three entering the final day. Paired with fellow Ping pro Heath Slocum, he quickly assumed the final round lead with three birdies in his first four holes. Westwood held or shared the lead for most of the day but appeared headed for a runner-up finish before a final hole triple-bogey by the tournament leader.

Slocum, who played a G15 driver and i15 irons, finished in sixth place and was one of four players in the top seven to choose Ping irons, including two who played G15 irons.

Westwood relied on 14 Ping clubs, including i10 irons and a G10 driver. He also played an i15 3-wood, Rapture V2 5-wood, two Tour-W wedges and a Redwood Anser putter.

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