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Westwood and Donald primed for top spot

Brits face battle to take over as world number one

Posted Apr 22, 2011 by Jeff Dawson

Luke Donald

This weekend sees three big competitions taking place for the professional men out there with the Indonesian Masters, the Volvo China Open and The Heritage.
Some of the biggest names are taking the weekend off but the likes of Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell are all in action.
World number two, Westwood, who is currently third favourite at 16/1 for the US Open in June, is tied for the lead at the Indonesian Masters on nine under with Shaaban Hussin and Hyun-bin Park.
If Westwood wins this event he could take over as world number one from Martin Kaymer who isn’t playing this week. However, fellow Brit, Luke Donald could overtake both Westwood and Kaymer if he continues his incredible form and wins The Heritage in the US where he is currently three shots off the pace on four under.
Donald is currently the overwhelming favourite to win his three ball at 6/5 with Aaron Baddeley at 2/1 and Mark Wilson at 9/4. These are the latest odds from Ladbrokes.com.
Another three ball that is worth a look is the groups including Graeme McDowell (5/4), Ernie Els (5/2), and Ian Poulter (7/4).
Over at the China Open, Sergio Garcia is the favourite for the win at 7/1 as he sits two off the lead at 11 under, whilst current leader Jamie Donaldson, who hit a stunning 61 during the second round is currently 8/1. Jeev Milkha Singh, at 12/1 is third favourite and he sits joint second on minus 12.
All three competitions are perfectly poised and should provide you golf fans with plenty of entertainment throughout the weekend.

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