Dec 17th, 2017
Justin Rose wins Indonesian Masters
By eight clear shots
Justin Rose has won the Indonesian Masters by eight shots for his third victory in just seven weeks for is proving to be an excellent end and start to his season.
Rose had to complete 10 holes of his third round on Sunday, where he added seven birdies for a six-under 66.
In his final round Rose then posted eight birdies and an eagle in the first 13 holes of his final round, closing with his second 62 of the week and a 29-under total.
But Rose, three shots ahead of Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent going into the final round, had four consecutive birdies from the fifth and then eagled the ninth - and was in contention for a 59 until dropping a shot at the par four 16th.
"That's my largest ever winning margin at a tournament," he said of his first Asian Tour title.
"To come here with my game in good shape and to deal with the jetlag, deal with the rain delays, to stay focused all four rounds, is something I'm very pleased about."
It was also a good day for his caddie, Rose's wife Kate. She'll be more than pleased with her share of her husband's winnings.
18-year-old Phachara Khongwatma from Thailand shot a 65 to finish second, but a finished a whole eight shots behind Rose.
Khongwatmai became the youngest winner of a professional golf tournament when he took the Sing Hua Hin Open title two months after his 14th birthday in 2013, and his only dropped shots this week came with a double bogey on the second hole of his first round.