England’s Justin Rose has reclaimed his world number one ranking after winning the Turkish Open.
Rose, 38, beat Li Haotong, of China, in a play-off – after both finished on 17 under par – for his 19th career win as he returned to the top of the rankings.
He initially got there in September, holding the position for a week before 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, posted a final round of 68, three under par, to finish tied with China’s Li on the Regnum Caya course, before the 23-year-old bogeyed the extra hole in the play-off.
Li had led by three shots heading into the last day.
Rose was part of the triumphant European Ryder Cup team, who beat the United States by 17½ points to 10½ in Paris.
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