PGA Recap: Older Golfers Win the Weekend
PGA Recap: Older Golfers Win the Weekend

This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.

In the past six months, we've seen the young phenoms arrive on the PGA Tour in waves. Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Champ and, just two weeks ago, Cameron Smith have all won. That doesn't even include Sungjae Im, Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler.

But don't put the older guys out to pasture just yet. As the sun rose around the world on Sunday morning, 41-year-old Matt Kuchar won in Singapore and then 46-year-old Lee Westwood did the same in Abu Dhabi. As the sun set in the California Desert, there was no trifecta, however, as Andrew Landry, more of a middle-ager at 32, emerged.

We'll address all three, but let's start with the biggest win of the week.

Lee Westwood just won't go away. Not that we want him to, but every time it seems age has caught up to him, he's able to sprint a little bit ahead. The Englishman held off a loaded field that included No. 1 Brooks Koepka to capture his 44th worldwide title at the Abu Dhabi Championship, opening a boatload of opportunities for him. First, he's back to No. 29 in the world, a position he hadn't been in in almost five years. It will get him into all the big tournaments, including next month's WGC-Mexico. By winning for the 25th time on the European Tour – which is eighth all-time – Westwood also puts himself into the conversation for a coveted Ryder Cup berth

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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