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

Justin Rose birdies the final two holes to win the Zurich Classic

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.

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.


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.


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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