Friday, October 12, 2012
BELEK, Turkey — Justin Rose beat Lee Westwood by one shot Friday to win the World Golf Final and a career-best $1.5 million in prize money.
Rose shot 5-under 66, while Westwood had a 67.
Rose took the lead from the start with a birdie at the first and was 3-under after nine, one shot ahead of his Ryder Cup teammate.
Westwood birdied the 16th to get back to one behind before Rose holed a 20-foot putt for birdie at the 17th.
The prize check is Rose’s highest ever in his 14-year pro career and $560,000 more than his prize in capturing the 2011 BMW Championship.
Westwood earned $1 million.