x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Justin Rose a shot better than Lee Westwood at the World Golf Final in Turkey

Justin Rose ended up a shot better than Lee Westwood to win the World Golf Final at Belek, Turkey.

Justin Rose, centre, poses with the trophy after winning the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final by a shot over Lee Westwood.
Justin Rose, centre, poses with the trophy after winning the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final by a shot over Lee Westwood.

BELEK, Turkey // Justin Rose beat Lee Westwood by one shot Friday to win the World Golf Final and a career-best US$1.5 million (Dh5.5m) in prize money.

Rose shot 5-under 66, while Westwood had a 67.

Rose took the lead from the start with a birdie at the first and was 3-under after nine, one shot ahead of his Ryder Cup teammate.

Westwood birdied the 16th to get back to one behind before Rose holed a 20-foot putt for birdie at the 17th.

The prize check is Rose's highest ever in his 14-year pro career and $560,000 more than his prize in capturing the 2011 BMW Championship.

Westwood earned $1 million.

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