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Rose wins HSBC Champions in stunning comeback over Johnson


SHANGHAI (AP) — Justin Rose took advantage of a record-tying collapse by Dustin Johnson and rallied from eight shots behind to win the HSBC Champions.


That matched the PGA Tour record for largest blown lead in the final round, most recently by Sergio Garcia at Quail Hollow in 2005, and most famously by Greg Norman in the 1996 Masters.


His last hope was to made eagle on the par-5 closing hole at Sheshan International, and he smashed his second shot into the wind and over the water.


Rose two-putted from long range on the 18th for par to finish at 14-under 274 and win for the first time since capturing the gold medal at the Olympics last summer in Rio de Janeiro.


But on the 17th, after Rose had made his birdie in the group ahead, Stenson's ballooned his tee shot into the wind and came up well short and to the right, and he failed to save par.




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