England’s Justin Rose earned his first victory in four years with a three-shot triumph at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California. Rose had held a two-stroke lead at 15 under par on Sunday, having played nine holes of his final round and made an eagle and two birdies before play was suspended due to darkness,
The tournament resumed on Monday, which then saw the 42-year-old add further birdies on the 11th, 13th and 14th en route to a 66 as he moved to 18 under to take the victory for the first time since winning the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open. Rose’s closest challengers were Americans Brendon Todd and Brandon Wu on 15 under.
Rose said at a press conference: “I feel like I have been fortunate enough to win at some great venues, but Pebble’s right up there. Just that walk up 18, to sort of be able to build a bit of a lead to kind of enjoy it, was a very special moment. I think obviously when you’re a bit starved for a win as well, the fact that it came today on a weather day like we had and at a venue that we had today was just worth waiting for. (I was) strong out of the gate (on Monday), for sure. I was in the middle of the (10th) fairway last night. I felt like that (hole) was a big momentum maker, I suppose. To miss from short range early would have been kind of just a frustrating start. But to make that putt was awesome. Then to bury a 30-footer on the next hole I felt like was exactly the type of start I needed today.”
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