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Westwood heads strong field in the Ballantine’s Classic

| 27.04.2011

Lee Westwood returned to the top of the world rankings following his win in the Indonesian Masters and looks set to cement his position in South Korea this week.

Westwood is currently 6/1 to win the title and is confident he’ll be in the mix come Sunday afternoon.

He said: “I am going to try to play well in this championship and hopefully on Sunday afternoon, have a chance to win it.

“I played well last week to win in Indonesia so my confidence is high. I’m looking forward to getting out there tomorrow morning and having a look at the golf course and see if it suits me.”

There is a strong field out in Seoul for the championship with big-hitting American Dustin Johnson second favourite in the betting at 10/1. He’s been in solid enough form this season and if he gets his putter working, he could certainly be a threat.

Korean golfer Y.E. Yang is also in the betting mix and can be backed at 16/1. However, after missing the cut at last week’s China Open, his preparations haven’t been exactly ideal.

Ian Poulter is out at 16/1 to win for the first time this season. Things haven’t quite worked out for the Englishman this season though, and he has only one top ten finish under his belt.

Despite the strong field for this event, Westwood remains the man to beat and the price of 6/1 looks very tempting considering his improved form over recent weeks.

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Richard Anderson