Justin Rose didn’t win a Major last year. Or the Race to Dubai or the FedEx Cup. He’s not ranked No. 1 in the world.
He sure is hot right now though.
Rose shot a final-round 62 to take the tournament title at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club by 8 strokes on Sunday at the Indonesian Masters.
“I have had a dream week and I have played incredible golf,” Rose said. “It is my last event of the season, to finish the year on a good note and still have a couple of weeks to enjoy this win over Christmas and new year is really nice.
“It is my lowest winning score and to win by eight shots, all of those are huge positives.”
He was 10-under through 13 holes on Sunday, putting him within reach of a 59 before he bogeyed No. 16. Because of weather delays in Jakarta, he was forced to play 30 holes on Sunday.
The win kept Rose at No. 6 in the world heading towards the end of the year. He was 15th at the end of 2016- one of 5 players in the top 10 who were not there at the start of 2017. This is Rose’s third win since 29 October, his first on the Asian Tour and his 21st overall as a pro.