Lee Westwood sees positives after loss Justin Rose at Turkish Airlines World Golf Final
Lee Westwood was pleased with his week in Turkey despite losing to Justin Rose in the World Golf Final.
Last Updated: 12/10/12 1:31pm
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."