Justin Rose reclaims number one in the world with victory in Turkey

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The Turkish Open is Justin Rose's 19th professional career title Turkish Open final-round leaderboard-17 J Rose (Eng), H Li (Chn); -15 T Detry (Bel), A Otaegui (Spa); -14 M Kaymer (Ger), L Bjerregaard (Den); -13 T Fleetwood, T Olesen (Den), D. Willett (Eng) Other selected: -12 S Horsfield (Eng); -6 P Harrington (Ire), L Westwood (Eng); -5 A Rai, A Johnson Full classification

The English Justin Rose has regained its number one world rankings after winning the Turkish Open.

Rose, 38, defeated Li Haotong, from China, in a play-off – after both finished 17 undersized – for his 19th career win when he returned to the top of the rankings.

He first arrived there in September and held the position for a week earlier American Brooks Koepka replaced him.

This is the first time that Rose has defended a tour title, after winning in Belek in 2017.

Rose, a former US Open winner, placed a final round of 68, three below par, to end tied with Li from China on the Regnum Caya-job, before the 23-year-old bogey the extra hole in the play-off.

Li had been led by three shots in the direction of the last day.

Rose was part of the triumphant European Ryder Cup team, which beat the United States with 17½ points to 10½ in Paris.

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