Lee Westwood sees positives after loss Justin Rose at Turkish Airlines World Golf Final
Last Updated: 12/10/12 1:31pm
Lee Westwood: happy with performance
Lee Westwood was pleased with his week despite losing to Justin Rose in their showdown at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.
Westwood's bogey-free 67 wasn't quite enough to get the job done with Rose producing a five-under 66 but it added to a series of impressive displays in the eight-man tournament at Belek.
Westwood said: "We both played really well, the slight difference was on the greens.
"Justin rolled in a couple of 20-footers, one crucial one on 17, and the longest I made was nine feet on 16.
"I left a lot of chances out there but that's the way it goes sometimes," said Westwood whose biggest miss came on the 13th when he missed a downhiller from inside three feet.
"I knew before today he was rolling it well on the greens, he showed that against Mickelson at the Ryder Cup. I played him earlier in the week and he shot 66, so I figured I needed something around there.
"I think it's been a great week. Other than the financial rewards (he pocketed $1m for finishing runner-up) it's been good to get back on the course after the Ryder Cup and edge your way back into scoring.
"I think I am 22 under for five rounds so it's a good way to refocus for the rest of the year."