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Westwood back at the top

other Updated: Apr 25, 2011 23:59 IST
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England's Lee Westwood spoke of his pride on Monday at regaining the world number one spot after a thrilling weekend of play that saw his compatriot Luke Donald stumble in his bid for the top ranking.

Westwood, who held the top spot for 17 weeks before being deposed by Germany's Martin Kaymer, won the Indonesian Masters on Sunday but had to rely on Donald's playoff slip-up at the USPGA Heritage event to steal the coveted position.

"Being top of the official world golf ranking makes me feel very proud," Westwood said, ahead of this week's Ballantine's Championship near Seoul.

"I'm delighted to be coming to the Ballantine's Championship as World No.1. I'm very much looking forward to the tournament and hopefully I'll give the galleries plenty to cheer about in the coming days."

The Englishman held the top ranking from November last year until February 28, when Kaymer leap-frogged him to the top of the golfing ladder.

Westwood's three-shot win in Indonesia was enough to regain the accolade after Donald lost out in a play-off in South Carolina to Brandt Snedeker.