BELEK, Turkey — Justin Rose beat European Ryder Cup teammate Lee Westwood by a stroke Friday to win the eight-player World Golf Final and earn a career-best $1.5 million.
The fifth-ranked Rose shot a 5-under 66 in the all-English final at the Antalya Club to finish 5-0 in the
$5.2 million exhibition event. Rose birdied the opening hole on the Sultan Course and led the rest of the way against the fourth-ranked Westwood.
Rose sealed the match by holing a 20-foot birdie putt at the 17th. On Thursday, Rose chipped in at the 17th to beat Tiger Woods in the semifinals.
Westwood earned $1 million.
At San Martin, Calif., John Mallinger opened a four-stroke lead in the Frys.com Open, making an eagle and two birdies on the final four holes for a 9-under 62.
Mallinger eagled the par-5 15th and closed with consecutive birdies to cap his second straight bogey-free round and reach 14 under. He matched the CordeValle Golf Club record with the 62.
Billy Horschel and Jhonattan Vegas were second. Horschel had a 65, and Vegas shot 67.
First-round leader Nick O'Hern followed his opening 62 with a 71 to drop into a tie for fourth at 9 under with European Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts and Scott Dunlap. Colsaerts had a 68, and Dunlap shot 63.
At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, defending champion Na Yeon Choi took a two-stroke lead in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a 4-under 67 in hot and humid conditions to reach 10 under.
The U.S. Women's Open winner in July for her first major title and only victory of the year, Choi was 11 under after birdies on Nos. 12 and 13. The South Korean player bogeyed the par-3 17th and closed with a par at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
American Sydnee Michaels was second after a 65. Norway's Suzann Pettersen shot a tournament-record 64 to match American Lizette Salas and Japan's Momoko Ueda and Mika Miyazato at 7 under.