World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: Justin Rose rallies to win by 1 stroke

12 03 2012

Rose wins by 1 stroke (pic from

Miami, FloridaJustin Rose survived a gallant rally by World No.1 Rory McIlroy to claim the WGC-Cadillac Championship trophy as 3rd round leader Bubba Watson collapsed with a 74.  The other big news was the withdrawal of Tiger Woods due to soreness in the left Achilles tendon.

Rose was just 2 under par for the day but it was enough to win as Watson had 4 bogeys in the front nine to fall behind after holding a 3 shot lead after 54 holes. Rory Mcilroy had a 67 in the day. He eagled the 12th hole but bogeyed the 14th and 18th holes to miss a chance to salvage a playoff or a better placing.

Filipino Juvic Pagunsan and K.J. Choi finished at 4 under par in the tournament to become the best placed Asians. They finished 35th overall and earned $60,600. Pagunsan could have a better finish as he was -4 for the day after the first 9 holes. He double bogeyed the 13th and 18th holes to finish with a par 72 for the day.

Final Leaderboard:

1. Rose (-16)
2. Watson (-15)
3. McIlroy (-14)
T-4. Schwartzel (-13)
T-4. Hanson (-13)
T-6. Sendon (-12)
T-6. Donald (-12)




2 responses

15 03 2012
Ray Hocking

That was a great win by Rose and its good to see that Europe maintains its egde over the States with regard to golfers in the top spots world-wide. Should make for an awesome Ryder Cup.

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