Justin Rose plays 28 holes in a day to win Indonesian Masters by eight-strokes
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 19/12/17 10:38am
Justin Rose played 30 holes on Sunday in the weather-delayed Indonesian Masters to claim an eight-stroke victory at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
The Englishman was 10-under after 13 holes in the final round and looking like he could achieve a 59, but bogeyed the par-4 16th to hit a final-round 10-under 62.
He completed that in 66 to give him a three-stroke lead heading into the final round, which started almost immediately and with the same threesomes as the third round.
Rose, who led after all the first and later delayed rounds, had a 72-hole total of 29-under 259. Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand (65) was second.
The win caps a stellar end to the season for the Englishman in which he has won three tournaments in the past two months.
Poor weather plagued the event, disrupting play most days, and it was no different on Sunday as lightning storms saw the tournament suspended twice.
But the foul weather appeared to have little impact on the 2016 Olympic champion, who commanded the clubhouse lead on day one and never relinquished it.
"That's my largest ever winning margin at a tournament," Rose told reporters at a press conference.
"To really do it at the end of the long season, to come here with my game in good shape and to deal with the jetlag, deal with the rain delays, to stay focused all four rounds, is something I'm very pleased about."
After finishing his remaining 10 holes with seven birdies and one bogey for a third round six-under-par 66, Rose held a three-shot lead over Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent going into the final round.
He started strongly with four birdies in a row before eagling the ninth to make the turn at seven-under-par 29. He kept the momentum up over the back nine, dropping just one shot to bogey the 16th.