Westwood climbs into top three

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Lee Westwood has reached a career-high No 3 in the world rankings. Entering this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the flagship event of the European Tour, Westwood has moved ahead of American Steve Stricker and trails only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

The 37-year-old from Worksop climbed to fourth back in 2001 before a nightmare slump. Last season he won the European money list title for the second time but he is still waiting to land a major. Westwood was tied-third at last year's Open and US PGA and also led the Masters into the final day last month before finishing second behind Mickelson.