The road to success

Last updated: 22nd November 2009  

The road to success

Westwood: Race to Dubai winner

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Lee Westwood produced a quite scintillating display to win the Dubai World Championship and, in the process, the first-ever 'Road to Dubai' crown.

The 51-tournament series replaced the European Order of Merit at the start of the season and proved a roaring success with a thrilling climax.

Westwood's superlative performance in Dubai saw him finish six shots clear of his nearest rival, allowing him to overhaul Rory McIlroy and clinch the Road to Dubai trophy and an estimated 1.6million pay-day.

Here we look back at Westwood's season and see just how he won the 2009 European Tour 'Race to Dubai'.

WESTWOOD'S SEASON:

2008
Dec 11-14 Dunhill Championship: 16th, 66-70-70-71=277 (-11) €12,720

Dec 18-21 South African Open: 3rd, 66-68-68-73=275 (-13) €53,200

2009
Jan 22-05 Qatar Masters: 27th, 67-73-67-74=281 (-7) €17,638

Jan 29-Feb 1 Dubai Desert Classic: 39th, 70-70-73-72=285 (-3) €12,229

Feb 19-22 Johnnie Walker Classic: 7th, 66-73-68-67=274 (-14) €42,461

Feb 25-Mar 1 WGC-Accenture Match Play: 17th (2nd rd), €74,724

Mar 12-15 WGC-CA Championship: 61st, 71-71-78-69=289 (+1) €31,216

Apr 9-12 THE MASTERS: 43rd, 70-72-70-79=291 (+3) €20,673

Apr 23-26 Ballantine's: 34th, 71-73-76-74=294 (+6) €14,910

May 14-17 Irish Open: 30th, 68-66-77-74=285 (-3) €25,800

May 21-24 BMW PGA Championship: MC, 77-77=154 (+10)

May 28-31 European Open: 27th, 70-75-74-70=289 (+1) €18,835

Jun 18-21 US OPEN: 23rd, 72-66-74-73=285 (+5) €53,900

Jul 2-5 French Open: 2nd, 68-68-70-65=271 (-13) €444,440

Jul 9-12 Barclays Scottish Open: 8th, 73-66-64-71=274 (-10) €82,382

Jul 16-19 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP: 3rd, 68-70-70-71=279 (-1) €294,629

Aug 6-9 WGC-Bridgestone: 9th, 69-71-70-65=275 (-5) €114,218

Aug 13-16 USPGA CHAMPIONSHIP: 3rd, 70-72-73-70=285 (-3) €303,573

Sep 3-6 Omega European Masters: 23rd, 71-67-73-66=277 (-7) €19,900

Sep 10-13 Mercedes-Benz: 8th, 70-69-72-68=279 (-9) €47,000

Oct 1-4 Alfred Dunhill Links: 9th, 73-67-66-69=275 (-13) €57,487

Oct 15-18 Portugal Masters: 1st, 66-67-66-66=265 (-23) €500,000

Oct 29-Nov 1 Volvo World Match Play: 9th, (3rd in group) €63,375

Nov 5-8 WGC-HSBC Champions: 8th, 70-71-65-71=277 (-11) €99,264

Nov 12-15 Hong Kong Open: 54th, 66-70-69-74=279 (-1) €5,697

Nov 19-22 Dubai World Championship: 1st, 66-69-66-64=265 (-23) €830,675

Summary: Played 26, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 144 under par

NB: MC = missed cut; prize money in euros

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