Justin Rose beats Lee Westwood by 2 shots to win World Golf Final and $1.5 million

The Associated Press

BELEK, Turkey - Justin Rose beat Lee Westwood by two shots Friday to win the World Golf Final and $1.5 million in prize money.

Rose shot 5-under 66, while Westwood had a 67.

Rose took the lead from the start with a birdie at the first and was 3-under after nine, one shot ahead of his Ryder Cup teammate.

Westwood birdied the 16th to get back to one behind before Rose holed a 20-foot putt for birdie at the 17th.

The prize check is Rose's highest-ever in his 14-year pro career and $560,000 more than his prize in capturing the 2011 BMW Championship.

Westwood earned $1 million.