ROSE HOLDS OFF SCOTT AT FARMERS
PGA Tour – Farmers Insurance
Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early in the final round with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 to hold off Adam Scott and win the Farmers Insurance Open.
Rose, the defending FedExCup champion, had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot when he opened with three bogeys in five holes, and Jon Rahm made birdie on the par-5 sixth. Rose answered with a bold play on the next hole for a short birdie, restored his lead at the turn and then kept in front of Scott, who birdied his last four holes for a 68.
Rose finished at 21-under 267 for a two-shot victory, becoming the first player since Peter Jacobsen in 1995 -- when the South and North courses at Torrey Pines were 700 yards shorter -- to post all four rounds in the 60s at this event.
"The offseason was short and sharp," Rose said. "I didn't know how I was going to come out. It's awesome to play that well this week."
He won for the 10th consecutive year worldwide, including his gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. His 10th victory on the PGA TOUR gave him the most of English players, breaking a tie with Nick Faldo.
"He's the No. 1 player in the world, and he's showing why," Scott said. "Even when he was a little off, he kept it together."
European Tour - Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Bryson DeChambeau claimed his maiden European Tour title in style on Sunday, producing a closing 64 to win the 30th anniversary edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by seven shots.
The World Number Five had set himself the target of securing his first professional overseas win at Emirates Golf Club ahead of the event, and he duly delivered, carding an eagle, seven birdies and a single bogey on day four to finish the week on 24 under par and set a new tournament record.
Last year's champion Li Haotong, who played alongside DeChambeau in the final round, had held the previous record after producing a winning score of 23 under in 2018.
Matt Wallace finished alone in second place on 17 under after closing his round with back-to-back birdies to sign for a 68.
Englishmen Paul Waring and Ian Poulter, and Spaniards Sergio Garcia and Alvaro Quiros were another stroke back in a tie for third.
DeChambeau, who represented the United States in last year's Ryder Cup, came into the final round with a one-shot advantage over nearest challenger Li.
Web.com Tour - The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club
In his 63rd career start on the Web.com Tour, Rafael Campos broke through with his first victory on Wednesday at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club. Campos posted a final-round 2-under 70 to finish at 7-under 281, becoming the first Puerto Rican to win on the Web.com Tour in the process.
“I got really emotional coming off the green,” Campos said. “My caddy told me to take my time on that eight-inch putt at the end and I didn’t know why. And then when I made it I thought to myself, ‘Okay, had a good week,’ but the cheer from the crowd was so loud and I looked over at the leaderboard and saw that I was on top … it’s just really emotional.”
Campos had a unique connection with The Abaco Club even before he teed it up this week. Head professional Brian Shaver and the president of Southworth Golf, Greg Sherwood, knew Campos from his youth. Sherwood in particular told a story during the Awards Ceremony of Campos being at the golf course at sunrise as a kid in Puerto Rico.
“First win as a professional, that can’t be beat,” Campos said. “It’s so special to do it here on the island of Abaco, with Brian Shaver and Greg Sherwood watching that have been with me since I was little. It truly is priceless; it was meant to be.”
ProGolf Tour - Red Sea Ain Sokhna Classic
Frenchman Stanislas Gautier secured himself the trophy of the Pro Golf Tour's second tournament in at the Red Sea Ain Sokhna Classic in Egypt.
After 54 holes Gautier and last week’s winner Hinrich Arkenau both had shared the lead with 19 under par. But the man from Paris took title by scoring a birdie on the first extra hole of the playoff.