Robert Rock kept at bay 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods and US Open Champion Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to claim a sensational victory.
Robert Rock was 117th in the Official World Golf Ranking coming into this week, Rock said after his one stroke triumph over McIlroy: “I really can’t believe I have done that today.”
Rock shot a two under par 70 to finish 13 under, Woods scrambled his way to a 72 and instead of winning for a second successive time on the comeback trail had to settle for a share of third place with Graeme McDowell and Thomas Björn.
“I was just a touch off,” said the former World Number One, who hit only one fairway on the back nine and only six greens in regulation all day.
McIlroy runner-up for the second year running, only for the incident when he brushed sand away just off the green midway through his second round, leading to a costly two shot penalty, which he will argue cost him the tournament.
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