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Top-ranked Justin Rose holds off Adam Scott to win Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO -- Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early in the final round with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 to hold off Adam Scott and win the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday. Rose had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot when he opened with three bogeys in five holes, and Jon Rahm made birdie on the par-5 sixth. Rose answered with a bold play on the next hole for a short birdie, restored his lead at the turn and then kept in front of Scott, who birdied his last four holes for a 68. Rose finished at 21-under 267 for a two-shot victory, becoming the first player since Peter Jacobsen in 1995 -- when the South and North courses at Torrey Pines were 700 yards shorter -- to post all four rounds in the 60s at this event. "The offseason was short and sharp," Rose said. "I didn't know how I was going to come out. It's awesome to play that well this week." He won for the 10th consecutive year worldwide, including his gold medal at the 2016 Olympics, and expanded his lead at No. 1 in the world. His 10th victory on the PGA Tour gave him the most among English players, breaking a tie with Nick Faldo. "He's the No. 1 player in the world, and he's showing why," Scott said. "Even when he was a little off, he kept it together." Scott, making his debut at this tournament, didn't make a birdie until the ninth hole and missed a 20-inch par putt on the front nine. He was flawless on the back, however, and kept the outcome in doubt until the end. Rose holed an 8-foot par putt on No. 15 with Scott in tight for birdie to keep his lead at three shots. On the par-3 16th, Rose holed a 30-foot birdie putt, and then Scott rolled in his birdie from 20 feet. Scott pulled within two by hitting his approach to a foot on the 17th. Scott badly missed the fairway on the par-5 18th and had to lay up from a bunker, and Rose stuffed his wedge into 3 feet to wrap it up. The Australian figured he lost his best chance on the front nine, when Rose was dropping shots and he couldn't make a move. "Just was a little shaky and I wasn't solid tee-to-green," Scott said. "He never really was under much pressure. By the time I got it sorted out, it was too late." Hideki Matsuyama closed with a 67 and tied for third with Talor Gooch, who shot 68 to match Rose with four rounds in the 60s. Gooch, who finished fourth last week in the Desert Classic to get into this event, earned a spot in next week's Phoenix Open. He is playing this year on conditional status. Read The Rest at :espn...