Rose holds on after late charge from McIlroy and Watson

England’s Justin Rose notched up his fourth on the USPGA Tour at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, in Florida.

Rose from Hampshire was three shots back to Bubba Watson at the start of the day and had it all to do seeing how Bubba had been playing over the first three days.

But, with Watson making mistake after mistake, and world number one Rory McIlroy’s late charge just falling short even after a holed out bunker for eagle in the closing four holes and Tiger Woods retiring with an Achilles injury , Rose held his nerve.

A final round two-under 70 was enough to win by a shot from Watson, who missed a 10-foot birdie putt at 18 after probably the shot of the week from the right hand side rough after a wayward drive.

“There’s been a lot of hard work going on in my game,” said Rose. “And days like this make it all worthwhile.

Former world number one Donald had  a respectable week finishing on -12 and showed some of the form which got him to the top spot in the first place.

Roll on the Masters!

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