Justin Rose moves to second in Race to Dubai with Turkish Airlines Open win

Sport360 staff 13:32 06/11/2017
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Justin Rose.

Justin Rose continued his march to the summit of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai rankings with his second victory in a row at the Turkish Airlines Open.

The Englishman, who came from eight shots behind to win the WGC-HSBC Champions in China last week, is now within touching distance of Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood after securing a thrilling one shot win in Antalya.

Rose birdied three of his closing four holes in a final round six-under par 65 for a one stroke win at 18-under par tally on the Regnum Carya course.

The Rio Olympic champion and world No.6 went into the final day trailing by two shots but after a third birdie of his round at the ninth, Rose found himself among three sharing the lead at 14-under par.

The win is Rose’s 10th European Tour success and comes just a week after he captured the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

“This is an incredibly sweet moment and it is like a bus as you wait ages for one and two turn-up at once,” he said smiling.

“Today was a different type of win but then they are all different in their own way, and to hole that birdie putt on 18 was special as a lot of tournaments I have won have been two putts on the 18th green.”

Rose, who won the Race to Dubai title in 2007, moved from No. 3 on the Race to Dubai to replace second-ranked Sergio Garcia and now only trails compatriot Tommy Fleetwood by 134,893 euros.

Fleetwood posted a last day 68 for a share of 23rd on eight-under par.

Rose also has moved to the top of the European Ryder Cup standings and closer to a fifth European Team cap.

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