Justin Rose scored a remarkable victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China on Sunday after Dustin Johnson threw away a six-shot lead on the final day. The world no.1, who had been the 9/1 pre-tournament favourite, had been trading at odds of 1/20 after establishing a clear advantage with rounds of 68, 63 and 68, which left him 8 shots ahead of Rose on Saturday night.
However, the closing round saw a 10-shot swing in the Englishman’s favour as Johnson capitulated, making five bogeys and no birdies in testing conditions at Sheshan International in Shanghai.
By contrast Rose, who ended Saturday’s round as a 66/1 outsider, put together eight birdies and three bogeys to storm to the top of the leaderboard, eventually beating Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Brooks Koepka by two shots. It was Rose’s first win of 2017, but his fifth successive top 10 finish. He was second at The Masters in April for the second time in three years and can be backed at 25/1 with Ladbrokes to win at Augusta next year.
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