Justin Rose wins at Pebble Beach to end 4-year drought

PEBBLE Seaside, Calif. — Justin Rose took all the drama out of a long week with 3 fast birdies that despatched him to a three-shot victory Monday in the wind-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach Professional-Am, ending 4 decades with no successful and generating him qualified for the Masters.

Rose played it protected down the closing holes, ending with 4 simple pars for a 6-less than 66, a few shots apparent of Brendon Todd (65) and Brandon Wu (66).

“An unbelievable week from start to end with so a great deal going on in my favor,” Rose claimed.

He finished at 18-beneath 269 and won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour, and his 23rd title globally about the past two many years.

The 42-12 months-outdated from England experienced not received since Torrey Pines in 2019, when he was No. 1 in the earth. He had fallen nicely out of the top rated 50. Rose has been eligible for each individual significant dating to the 2010 British Open up, and that streak was in jeopardy till winning.

Rose experienced a two-shot lead when participate in resumed on a crisp morning with brilliant sunshine and huge surf alongside Pebble Beach front. Todd produced two birdies and was within 1 shot of the guide, but not for very long.

Rose holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 11th hole, a 20-footer for birdie on the 13th and then strike lob wedge to 8 feet on the par-5 14th that stretched his guide to three shots.

The back 9, so tough in the remaining hrs Sunday evening, was hardly a threat Monday morning. The wind was light-weight and coming from the reverse route, if anything at all at the players’ backs alternatively of into them.

The weather performed a significant role all 7 days, and no a single benefited really like Rose.

He was six pictures out of the guide and heading nowhere, going through the strongest wind of the week on the Shore study course at Monterey Peninsula, when he strike 5-wooden into the par-3 ninth to 3 feet. Ahead of he could mark his ball, the wind blew it some 4 feet farther away.

That was adequate for officers to halt participate in – the ninth and 15th greens at Monterey Peninsula were the problems – on all a few programs in the rotation. Rose returned Sunday morning and created what then was a 7-foot birdie putt.

He played individuals ultimate 10 holes in 6 underneath for a 65 to acquire the guide, and then a pivotal eagle-birdie extend with the wind at his again at Pebble on Sunday afternoon in the closing spherical gave him a cushion.

Denny McCarthy was two photographs behind when engage in resumed and experienced birdie possibilities on the 16th and 17th that he couldn’t covert. He wound up with a 64 and concluded 4 shots powering, alongside with Keith Mitchell (68) and Peter Malnati (69).

It was the 2nd Monday complete in 4 a long time at Pebble Seaside because of temperature. Phil Mickelson had to end two holes in 2019 to conquer Paul Casey.

This week of temperature was far more about wind than rain, while Pebble presented a small of anything. At a single issue on Sunday, there was rain, wind, hail and sunshine, all inside a 1-hour window.

It ended with a stunning blue sky and surf crashing versus the rocks lining the 18th fairway as Rose capped off a week he may well not have viewed coming.

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