Justin Rose misses the reclaiming world No 1 spot as a disastrous final round at Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose missed world leader number 1 after a terrible final round on Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose misses on reclaiming world No 1 spot as disastrous last round at Indonesian Masters sees Poom Saksansin claim title

  • Thai Poom Saksansin claimed the title because the challenge of Justin Rose had fallen away
  • Justin Rose missed on winning world rankings no. 1 after bad last round
  • His putting dropped him when he failed to claim the 16th place to claim Brooks Koepka

Reuters

Justin Rose failed to recapture the world at number 1 after a final meltdown in the Indonesian Masters on Sunday when Thai Poom Saksansin claimed the title for the second time with a victory of three shots.

Rose's title defense was effectively ended by a third round, but when he started the day in a shared fourth place, the equalizer for the sixteenth seemed to be a different player or better, he had to replace the American Brooks Koepka at the top of the rankings look straight through the sea.

The 38-year-old Brit's pit, however, let him fall badly, and he started with a bogey before he inserted a double bogey when he failed twice to put the ball on a bench and on the green.

Justin Rose missed world leader number 1 after a terrible final round on Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose missed world leader number 1 after a terrible final round on Indonesian Masters

Worse was to come on the 12th when he had a reasonably achievable birdie putt but ended with a triple bogey, which he followed on the 13th with another bogey.

The Olympic champion birdied his last two holes amid gusts of wind as a storm drilled on the course, but it was too little, too late and he signed for a three-over-par 75 which left him in a share of the 17th at six -below .

Jazz was thrilling in the final round with a late rise, but could not deny fellow countryman and 2016 champion Poom, who took the lead from the mid-season of the Asian Tour's closing season in the Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

Poom Saksansin won the Indonesian Masters after an impressive final round 68

Poom Saksansin won the Indonesian Masters after an impressive final round 68

Poom Saksansin won the Indonesian Masters after an impressive final round 68

Poom made a strong start with three birdies in his first six holes and signed for a final round 68 for a winning total of 20-under 268.

His fellow Thai Jazz Janewattananond used a hot putter to sink six birdies and a few eagles in his round of 65 for the second place, but Poom was never really threatened.

Panuphol Pittayarat (66) completed a Thai 1-2-3 a shot for the Swede Henrik Stenson (71), who only finished fourth on 14-under.

The Shubhankar Sharma from India, who was already assured of winning the Order of Merit from the Asian Tour, missed the cut.

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