Saudi International: Dustin Johnson wins with two shots from Justin Rose and Tony Finau

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Dustin Johnson also won the inaugural Saudi International in 2019 -15 D Johnson (USA); -13 J Rose (Eng), T Finau (US); -12 C Hill (Sco), V Perez (Fra); -11 R Fox (NZ), V Hovland (Nor), T Hatton (Eng), R Hojgaard (Den); – 10 T Pieters (Ger), G Coetzee (SA) Selected others: -9 S Garcia (Spa), P Casey (Eng), D Horsey (Eng); -8 I Poulter (Eng), B DeChambeau (US), M Kaymer (Ger); – 7 S Gallagher (Sco); -6 S Brown (Sco), T Fleetwood (Eng); -1 P Mickelson (US); +1 G McDowell (NI)

World number one Dustin Johnson won the Saudi International by two shots from his American countryman Tony Finau and the English Justin Rose.

Johnson, 34, kept his cool with a final round of 68 to take the title for the second time in three years when he finished 15 under par.


"I'm very excited about the rest of the year," said the Masters Champion .

Rose put the clubhouse goal after a five-under-65, with Scot Calum Hill and Frenchman Victor Perez a shot behind him.

Johnson had taken a two-shot lead on the final round, but struggled on the greens and was caught by Finau when he made a hat-trick of birdies from the 11th.

However, Johnson pushed back in the front with a birdie on the 13th, while Finau dropped shots on the 16th and 17th.

Johnson also dropped a shot on the 16th to see his lead fall back to one, but a huge tee shot on the next and a two-foot throw set up a decisive birdie.

"I saw the standings a little bit, the guys played well, but I kept giving myself lots of opportunities," Johnson said.

Players have their participation in the Saudi International [1945904verdedigd9] after criticism from human rights organizations that say the country uses sports to bury its human rights situation.

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