31 October 2017
Rose Caps Dramatic Sunday with Comeback Win at WGC - HSBC Champions
England’s Justin Rose produced one of the greatest comebacks in golfing history by overcoming an eight-shot deficit to win the WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday.
The Olympic gold medalist started the day tied for fourth with world number one Dustin Johnson of the United States seemingly in a commanding position as he was six clear at the start of the day.
The day however took a dramatic twist with Johnson struggling to get his game going. Unlike the last three days where he marked his card with a total of 22 birdies, the American failed to get a single birdie on the day which matters most.
Rose was still six back at the turn but fired five birdies for an inward 31 to sign off with a five-under-par 67. The Englishman’s winning total of 14-under-par 274 was enough to give him a two-shot victory over Johnson, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and Brooks Koepka of the United States, who shared second place.
India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia meanwhile closed with a 72 to take a share of 31st place while Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Gavin Green of Malaysia signed off in tied-38th place after a final round 77.
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