14 Jul 2014

Rose wins Scottish Open

11:08 am on 14 July 2014

British golfer Justin Rose will arrive at next week's British Open championship on a red-hot streak of form after cruising to the Scottish Open title at Royal Aberdeen.

Rose, ranked six in the world, carded an immaculate 65, the 2013 US Open champion's best round of the weekend, to end two shots clear of Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg who ended with a 66.

In ideal scoring conditions, Rose began the day tied for the lead with Scotland's Marc Warren but while his playing partner struggled, Rose birdied four of the first six holes to take control and never looked like being caught.

His only moment of alarm on the sweeping links course next to the North Sea was at the 16th where he needed a classy up-and-down to avoid dropping a shot.

Rose's victory followed a playoff success over American Shawn Stefani two weeks ago at the Quicken Loans National.

The British Open begins on Thursday night (NZT) at Hoylake, near Liverpool.