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
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
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 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.