Justin Rose, of England

David Goldman, Associated Press

Rose beats Westwood for $1.5 million prize

  • Associated Press
  • October 12, 2012 - 7:10 AM

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.

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