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Justin Rose wins Colonial and moves to No. 3 in the world

Justin Rose, right, of England, celebrates after winning the Fort Worth Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Cooper Neill / Associated Press)
Justin Rose, right, of England, celebrates after winning the Fort Worth Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Cooper Neill / Associated Press)

FORT WORTH, Texas – Justin Rose closed with a 6-under 64 and finished at 20 under Sunday at Colonial for a three-stroke victory over U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka in the Fort Worth Invitational.

Rose won for the ninth time on the PGA Tour and became the fifth player with multiple victories this season. Rose also won the HSBC Champions in Shanghai in the fall. The 37-year-old from England earned $1,278,000 and a plaid jacket for winning at Hogan’s Alley. He moves to No. 3 in the world and will have a mathematical chance to reach No. 1 next week at the Memorial.

Koepka shot 63, but had started the day four strokes behind Rose in the final group. Emiliano Grillo shot 64 and finished third at 16 under.

While Rose missed matching Zach Johnson’s 2010 tournament scoring record of 259 because of bogey on the 72nd hole, first-round leader Kevin Na matched the course record with a closing 61 and finished fourth at 14 under.

Rose opened with two straight birdies for the third straight day and led by as many as five shots after a birdie on No. 9.

Jordan Spieth made a short birdie at No. 18 on Sunday for a closing 68 to finish 5 under and tied for 32nd at Colonial, where he had a win and two runner-up finishes the past three years.

PGA Tour Champions

Paul Broadhurst shot an 8-under 63 to win the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan, by four strokes and match the 72-hole scoring record.

Broadhurst finished at 19-under 265 at Harbor Shores, matching the record by Rocco Mediate at Harbor Shores two years ago. Broadhurst, a 52-year-old from England, won his second senior major following his Senior British Open title in 2016.

Broadhurst led the field with 26 birdies and passed 54-hole co-leaders Tim Petrovic and Scott McCarron with a 31 on the back nine.

Petrovic was runner-up after a 69. McCarron closed with a 70 and tied for third at 14-under 270 with Jerry Kelly (65).

Broadhurst, who won six times on the European Tour and played in the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, earned a career-high $585,000 for his fourth PGA Tour Champions title. The victory gets him into PGA Championship in August at Bellerive.

LPGA Tour

Minjee Lee of Australia birdied the 18th hole to close with a 4-under 68 and win the LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Michigan, by one shot over I.K. Kim.

Lee, who turned 22 on Sunday, three-putted for a bogey on No. 17, dropping into a tie with Kim, who finished her round of 67 around the same time. Lee needed a birdie to win on reachable par-5 18th. Her second shot landed a few feet to the right of the green, and she calmly chipped to about 3 feet

She made the putt to finish at 16-under 272 at Travis Pointe Country Club. It was Lee’s fourth career victory, and her first since 2016.

Kim shot a 32 on the back nine and birdied No. 18, but it wasn’t enough to force a playoff.


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