Rose Takes Torrey, Bryson Routs the Field in Dubai PDF Print E-mail



Justin Rose celebrates his first win of 2019 at Torrey Pines

La Jolla, California - World No.1 Justin Rose entered the final round

of the Farmer's Insurance Open at Torrey Pines with a comfortable 3

stroke lead over Adam Scott (four shots ahead of Defending Champion

Jon Rahm). The trend he was facing was the fate of the last five players

that held the 54 hole lead, failed to convert their lead to victory.


Rose started out pretty wobbly on the brutish South Course at Torrey

Pines, making 3 sloppy bogeys in the first five holes. With his lead down

to one, Rose gave himself a pep talk, "I said, 'alright, we build from this

moment on.'" The self motivation worked, Rose went on to birdie 3 of the

next 4 holes.


While Rose grinded on the inward nine, Adam Scott surged making four

straight birdies to finish at 19 under par - but it wasn't enough. The 38

year-old Englishman playing with new Honma equipment throughout the

bag, and without regular caddie Mark Fulcher (who had recently undergone

heart surgery) birdied the 16th and 18th to shoot a final round 69 and set

the tournament record at 21 under par - winning by two over Adam Scott.

Rose was the first to shoot all for rounds in 60's at Torrey Pines since Peter

Jacobsen turned the trick back in 1995.


"Everything has worked out better than I had hoped," Rose said afterward.


Talor Gooch and Hideki Matsuyama finished solo 3rd at 16 under par. Tiger

Woods finished at 10 under par after a final round 67.






DeChambeau Gets 1st European Tour Victory in Dubai

Bryson Dechambeau won his first career European Tour event Sunday in Dubai

United Arab Emirates, Dubai - Bryson DeChambeau eliminated any drama

on Sunday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. He came out firing, making

birdie on his first three holes on his way to blitzing the field for a 7 shot win.

Dechambeau carded an eagle, seven birdies and only one bogey en route

to his final round 64 to set the tournament record of 24 under par (previously

set last year at 23 under par by Haotong Li).


"Today I was happy with my game," the 25 year-old from Clovis, California

said. "I executed a lot of great shots. Today was a pleasure, it was obviously

a lot of fun to be able to finally hoist an international trophy. I'm so happy

about that."

At World No.5, DeChambeau has now won four times in his last 9 worldwide

starts and hasn't finished outside the top 20 in any of those 9 events. The win

was his seventh career professional victory.


Matt Wallace finished solo second at 17 under par after a closing 68.

Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Paul Waring finished tied for third at