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Justin Rose Moves To World No. 1 With Repeat Victory in Turkey

Justin Rose shot a final-round 3-under 68 and then edged Haotong Li in a playoff to win the 2018 Turkish Airlines Open.

Justin Rose Wins 2018 Turkish Airlines Open
Justin Rose poses with the trophy after winning the Turkish Airlines Open on November 4, 2018 in Antalya, Turkey. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

The Englishman, who started the day three shots behind Chinese Li, moved to a two-shot advantage with just four to play following birdies on Nos. 7, 10, 12, and 14, but a bogey-bogey finish by Rose sent the tournament into overtime.

On the first playoff hole (the par-4 18th), both players missed makeable birdie putts, but Li (71) then missed a follow-up tap-in par to hand the title to Rose.

The victory sends the 38-year old Rose back to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings.

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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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