Rose prevails at Torrey Pines for 10th PGA win

Rose prevails at Torrey Pines for 10th PGA win

After a shaky start in which he bogeyed three of his first five holes, Rose righted himself with some veteran mental tricks and closed with a 3-under-par 69 on the Torrey Pines South Course to win the Farmers Open by two shots over Adam Scott (68).

Under pressure from Adam Scott down the stretch at the Farmers Insurance Open, Rose refused to buckle and any notion that he would relinquish his two-stroke lead was banished with one sweet swing of a wedge.

Rose began play Sunday with a three-shot lead over Scott and a four-shot lead over Spaniard Jon Rahm. He birdied the last four holes to shoot a 68 and finish second. He also won for the 10th consecutive year worldwide, including his gold medal at the Olympics in 2016.

Tiger Woods had his best round of the tournament Sunday, a 5-under-par 67, to be among five golfers tied for 20th, at 10-under-par 278, 11 shots off the lead. "I stayed calm. So I felt like I had to work hard for this one".

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A disappointing day saw Rahm card 72 and slip into tied third with Americans Ryan Palmer and Billy Horschel. "A whole new look for me". On the par-3 16th, Rose holed a 30-foot birdie putt, right before Scott followed him in for birdie from 20 feet.

Through 49 holes, Justin Rose, who had been a bastion of consistency for the better part of three days, had forged a five-stroke advantage and appeared to be the exception to the rule that playing from the front of the pack was a recipe for disaster on the South Course. "I was a little bit sharper each and every day. It's a good field, there's going to be a lot of world ranking points to play for, by all accounts it's a good golf course and it will be an experience to experience Saudi Arabia". He dropped his only shot of the day at the 12th but bounced back with a birdie from eight feet at the long 13th. "I don't know if that's ever happened".

Quiros had an ugly end to his round, making double-bogey at the par-5 last after finding the water surrounding the green off his second shot, hitting his fourth shot into thick rough at the back of the green, and then duffing his chip. After shooting an eyebrow-raising 65 on Thursday on the easier North Course, the three-time major victor closed with three consecutive 72s on the South Course. Torrey Pines is tough enough to not have allowed a third-round leader to close one out since Woods in 2008. I was trying to shoot 25 under today and missed it by one, but I'm happy with the results for sure.

Justin Rose admitted he "can't believe" how good he played with new clubs as he won the Farmers Insurance Open to become the PGA Tour's most successful Englishman.

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