Drone golf: Lee Westwood wins exhibition at Turkish Open

    Lee Westwood triumphed in a three-man drone contest in Antalya.

    Story highlights

    • Westwood wins new drone golf event
    • Competition took place ahead of Turkish Open

    (CNN)Drone golf -- will it ever take off?

    It might be early days, but it got the thumbs up from the professionals after Lee Westwood defeated Masters champion Danny Willett and Britain's Andrew "Beef" Johnston at a new exhibition event.
      The English Ryder Cup veteran came out on top in Turkey after flying his golf ball and aiming for the hole at the 16th green.
      Westwood launched his drone from a villa at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Antalya, before negotiating obstacles and dropping his ball close to the hole.
      Neither Westwood nor Johnston got close.
      Westwood's effort dropped closest to the hole on the 16th.
      "This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of my career, one of my proudest moment," Westwood said after the event, on the eve of the European Tour's Turkish Open tournament.
      "I am really pleased to kick the week off with a win. It was really tough stepping up to the tee with the winds being so strong and not having used a drone before, but with the help of my drone caddy there was no stopping me.
      "I hope to defend my Turkish Airlines Drone Golf Championship trophy next year."
      The Turkish Open is the first of three tournaments in the European Tou