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Rose beats Westwood to win World Golf Final

First published: October 12, 2012, 4:33 PM IST | Updated: October 12, 2012
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Rose beats Westwood to win World Golf Final
World number five Rose shot a round of a five-under par 66 to beat the fellow Englishman by one stroke.

Turkey: Justin Rose is $1.5 million richer after defeating fellow Englishman Lee Westwood by one stroke to win the inaugural World Golf Final in Turkey on Friday.

World number five Rose shot a round of a five-under par 66 to hold off Westwood after he moved into a one-shot lead with a birdie on the opening hole and secured victory by holing a 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th.

The prize cheque is the highest-ever in Rose's 14-year professional career and $560,000 more than his winnings in capturing last year's BMW Championship.

World number four Westwood earned a cheque for $1 million for his efforts over the three days in the eight-player event that also included Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

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