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Justin Rose finishes strong to win PGA Tour's Zurich Classic

Justin Rose finishes strong to win PGA Tour's Zurich Classic
Justin Rose celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday (Butch Dill / Associated Press)

Justin Rose birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Zurich Classic at a tournament-record 22 under.

Rose, who entered the week ranked ninth in the world, completed a seven-under-par 65 in the rain-delayed third round and closed with a 66 at TPC Louisiana for his seventh PGA Tour title.

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The Englishman has won at least once in six straight seasons, the second-longest streak on the tour behind Dustin Johnson's eight straight.

Playing aggressively on a soggy course, Rose made six birdies in the final round and played the last 66 holes without a bogey.

Rose's final two putts from 10 and 13 1/2 feet allowed him to hold off Cameron Tringale by a stroke. Tringale birdied the 18th for a 65.

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Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open in Shanghai.

The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player in the final round, making two birdies to just one bogey to card a 71 and finish at nine-under 279 overall.

Howell missed a five-foot par putt on the 18th to force a playoff. He had four bogeys to go with four birdies in his round of 72.

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England's Lee Westwood won the Asian Tour's Indonesia Masters for the third time, beating Thailand's Chapchai Nirat with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff in Jakarta.

The 42-year-old Westwood closed with a one-over 73 to match Chapchai at seven-under 281. Westwood bogeyed Nos. 16 and 17 and finished regulation with a par on 18.

"It was a tough putt coming into the hill over on 18," Westwood said. "I misread it slightly and hit it to about 5 feet and missed it. But fortunately in the playoff, I hit it to the exact same spot. I knew the line and it was a nice straight putt for the win."

Westwood has nine Asian Tour victories and 42 worldwide titles.

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