WATCH: Lee Westwood Wins Hero Challenge

Watch highlights of the British Masters Hero Challenge

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Tournament host Lee Westwood took victory in the entertaining British Masters Hero Challenge at Close House, here are the highlights...

WATCH: Lee Westwood Wins Hero Challenge

Lee Westwood got his British Masters week off to the perfect start with victory in the Hero Challenge.

3,000 fans were crammed around the 18th hole at Close House to watch eight stars of the European Tour battle it out on the short Hero Challenge par-3 hole.

Related: How to watch the British Masters on Sky Sports

Four quarter final matches took place before the semis and the final. In the event of a tie on a hole, it went to a chipping shootout from just off the green.

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A view of the Hero Challenge hole. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

In the end, tournament host Lee Westwood beat Sergio Garcia in the final to win the £10,000 first prize.

Watch the highlights below:

Miguel Angel Jimenez vs Sergio Garcia

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Miguel lost out to the Masters champion:

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Danny Willett vs Bernd Wiesberger

After a tie, Wiesberger took down the 2016 Masters champion in a chipping shooutout:

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Lee Westwood vs Ross Fisher

Westy beat Ross Fisher to progress to the semis:

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Matt Fitzpatrick vs Martin Kaymer

Kaymer made a tidy birdie to beat 2015 winner Matt Fitzpatrick:

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Westwood then beat Kaymer in the semis despite the German trying to put the host off:

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Sergio came through Wiesberger to face Westwood in the final:

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And it was the Englishman and tournament host who took the prize:

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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