Justin Rose Makes Record Comeback Over DJ at WGC-HSBC Champions
Some of the world’s best rounded out their trip to Asia at the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament hosted by the Sheshan International golf club in Shanghai.
After an eight-shot lead through 54 holes, Dustin Johnson just needed to cruise through the final round and hold onto that cushion. On a course that favors his Driver-Wedge game, the world number one couldn’t get anything going on Sunday which netted him a 77 for the day and a two-stroke loss to Justin Rose who shot a 5-under 67 for the win.
“I mean, I felt fine all day,” Johnson said. “I just could never get anything going and didn’t hole any putts. It was pretty simple.”
Justin Rose, who has won every year since 2010 (including the Olympics last year), had enough experience on Tour to know that anything can happen.
“Yeah, I would say that. Yeah, second place was probably — I think whenever you’re playing behind someone with a lead, [you] try and win the other golf tournament,” Rose said. “That’s always my mentality. And then just see what happens. The leader, you never expect him to have a bad day, but just in case, play for second.
The comeback is ranked as the third largest in history.