Sunday, January 20, 2013
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Jamie Donaldson won the Abu Dhabi Championship by one shot Sunday, with Justin Rose narrowly missing a birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff.
Rose's 8-foot putt rimmed out of the hole, giving the Welshman his second European Tour victory.
Trailing by two strokes before the final round, the 47th-ranked Donaldson opened with a birdie and had two more on Nos. 9 and 11. Rose, who had led all week, bogeyed the fifth and then lost the lead after a bogey on the 11th.
Rose also bogeyed the 16th after an errant drive before Donaldson missed a 5-foot putt on No. 18 that cut the lead to one.
Rose tied for second with Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who also failed to force a playoff on the 18th.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press
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