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Watson enters top 10 as Westwood increases lead
May 3, 2011

Bubba Watson secured his second PGA Tour title of 2011 after beating Webb Simpson in a play-off at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Simpson had led by three shots with seven to play but suffered a penalty stroke at 15 when his ball moved as he went to tap in for par. Both players parred the last 3 holes meaning they each signed for 69s to finish two shots clear of the field at 15 under par. They played the 18th again as the first extra hole, tying with birdies, then it was Watson's birdie when they played the hole again that secured the title. Watson moves up to World Number 10 and becomes the 79th player in the history of the Ranking to achieve Top 10 status.

Lee Westwood claimed his second victory in succession to maintain his position as World Number One. Westwood carded a flawless closing round of 67 to win the Ballantine's Championship in Korea ahead of Ryder Cup team-mate Miguel Angel Jimenez. He birdied the 18th to set the clubhouse target on 12 under par, before watching from the locker room as Jimenez failed to match that finish to force a play-off. Jimenez finished second on 11 under after a closing 71, with Korea's Sang-hyun Park a shot further back in third and American Dustin Johnson fourth on nine under.

This week's other winners were Brendan Jones at the The Crowns on the Japan Golf Tour and Ted Potter-jnr at the South Georgia Classic presented by First State Bank Trust Company on the Nationwide Tour.


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