Westwood hits floating green from 22nd floor of Dubai resort
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Westwood hits floating green from 22nd floor of Dubai resort


Standing on a severely downhill par 3, it's hard not to notice how small the target looks as you're picking where to aim. Usually that shot is maybe 20 or 30 yards downhill.

Now imagine how small the green would look if you were hitting from the 22nd floor of a building to the ground.

That's precisely the shot Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and other European Tour players faced in a challenge ahead of this week's season-ending DP World Tour Championship. The players hit balls from a balcony on the 22nd floor of the Royal Bridge Suites of the Atlantis resort to a floating green 235 yards away in the adjacent water.

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Westwood won the challenge against four other players, including Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer, hitting a 7-iron to 4 feet away from the target. Ian Poulter deemed Westwood the winner while sunbathing at the resort.

Stenson said the shot made him nervous, in part because he was worried about letting the club go and it fly away 22 floors to the ground. Instead, he shanked one.


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