Justin Rose beats Lee Westwood to take near £1m prize in Turkey
Friday 12 October 2012
Justin Rose today beat Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood for the second time in three days to win the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final and 1.5million US Dollars (£935,000).
Rose had got the better of Westwood in the group stages at Antalya Golf Club before beating 14-time major winner Tiger Woods in the semi-finals.
Westwood had shot a 64 in his final group game and then a stunning round of 61 a few hours later in his semi-final win over former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, but was unable to reproduce such devastating scoring and had to settle for 'just' 1million US Dollars (£623,000) as runner-up.
Rose never trailed in the match after holing from 25ft for birdie on the first, but saw a two-shot lead cut in half on the 16th when he surprisingly missed from three feet for birdie after Westwood had holed from three times the distance.
However, Rose responded superbly with a long-range birdie two on the 17th to give himself some breathing space on the last, which proved welcome after Westwood made birdie to complete a 67 and lose by just one shot.
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