There is arguably no hotter golfer in the world right now than Justin Rose.
The 37-year-old Englishman entered this week’s Indonesian Masters riding a streak of nine straight top-10s. He made it 10 with a victory Sunday at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
Rose, ranked sixth in the Official World Golf Ranking, bookended his tournament with 10-under 62s en route to finishing at 29 under, eight shots clear of runner-up Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand. The eight-shot victory is a career record for Rose and the biggest margin of victory on the Asian Tour this year.
Rose, who has three wins among his current streak of 10 top-10s, can rest easy this holiday season.
“To finish the year on a good note and still have a couple of weeks to enjoy this win over Christmas and New Year is really nice,” Rose said. “… To come here with my game in good shape, have the deal with bad weather and jetlag and stay focused on all four rounds, is something that I am really pleased about. I have had a dream week and I have played incredible golf.”
Rose had to play 28 holes on Sunday because of multiple weather suspensions. In his final round, he was 7 under at the turn and 10 under after 13 holes. A dropped shot at No. 16 ended his chances at 59, however.
Rose’s wire-to-wire victory is the fifth on the Asian Tour this season while Rose is just the second Englishman to win this event, joining Lee Westwood.