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Rose wins at Doral

6:59 PM, Mar 11, 2012   |    comments
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Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Justin Rose came from behind on a wild Sunday at Doral to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

He posted a two-under 70 to finish at 16-under 272. That was good for a one- shot victory over third-round leader Bubba Watson, who made things interesting on the famed 18th.

After Rose bogeyed the 18th in the group ahead to sign for a one-shot lead, Watson drove into the right rough. He pulled off an amazing approach by a tree that stopped nine feet from the hole.

Watson needed to hole the putt to force a playoff and had to endure a long wait as Keegan Bradley butchered the 18th.

Watson's putt never touched the hole and Rose earned his fourth PGA Tour title and fifth on the European Tour.

Prior to Rose's victory, Tiger Woods withdrew with a left Achilles injury.

Woods was three-over through 11 holes and NBC showed that Woods switched shoes around the turn. He walked off, told a media official it was a left leg injury and left.

Later he released a statement that read: "I felt tightness in my left Achilles warming up this morning, and it continued to get progressively worse. After hitting my tee shot at 12, I decided it was necessary to withdraw. In the past, I may have tried to continue to play, but this time, I decided to do what I thought was necessary."

Watson shot a two-over 74 to finish one back.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy made a ferocious run at the top, but came up short. He carded a five-under 67 and came in third at 14-under 274.


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