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Westwood regains No. 1 spot as Donald misses out
April 25, 2011

Brandt Snedeker won The Heritage at the third extra hole of a thrilling play-off where he beat Luke Donald, denying the Englishman the World Number One spot. Snedeker shot a final-round 64 and his 12-under-par aggregate was equalled by overnight leader Donald. After both players matched each other shot-for-shot on the first two extra holes, Donald found the greenside bunker on 18 for a second time on Sunday. But this time his ball was buried and he couldn’t stop it from rolling through to the fringe. Snedeker, meanwhile, hit his approach pin high to 15 feet after and two-putted for par. Donald's chip lipped out, however, to give Snedeker the victory and a 28 spot jump to World Number 38. Earlier in the day Lee Westwood won the Indonesian Masters on the Asian Tour meaning only a Donald victory at Harbour Town could prevent him regaining the World Number One spot. Westwood passes Martin Kaymer to begin his 18th week as World Number One.

Nicolas Colsaerts coasted to his first European Tour victory at the Volvo China Open, co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour. More than ten years after turning professional on his 18th birthday, the big-hitting Belgian closed with a six under par round of 66 for a 4 stroke victory over a group of four players. The win takes Colsaerts up 70 positions to World Number 105 and he becomes just the second Belgian golfer to win on The European Tour, following Phillipe Touissant at the 1974 Benson and Hedges International Open.

Tomohiro Kondo won the Tsuruya Open at the Yamanohara Golf Club on the Japan Golf Tour, a final round of 66 giving him a four stroke victory and an improvement in his World Ranking from 314th to 181st.

Lee Westwood's win in Indonesia came on his 38th birthday after a final round 69 saw him clinch the title by three strokes from Thongchai Jaidee. Starting the day holding a five-shot lead, Westwood carded four birdies and one bogey at Royale Jakarta Golf Club to finish on 19 under par, comfortably clear of Jaidee. The Thai shot a superb 65 to finish at 16 under while Marcus Both, Siddikur, Park Hyun-bin and Thithphun Chuayprakong tied for third on 13 under.

Hector Cespedes from Argentina won the 80 Abierto Osde Del Centro on the Tour de las Americas and moves to World Number 665.


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