England’s Justin Rose closed with seven straight pars and held on to take his second PGA Tour title of the season at the AT&T National in Philadelphia.

Rose began the final round four clear of the pack but a bogey on the first and a fast start from Charlie Wi meant his advantage was quickly reduced to just two.

But the Englishman struck back with a fabulous 4-wood shot to the par-5 9th that set up a tap-in eagle. It took Rose to 12-under-par and five shots clear of the field.

At that point the title looked destined to go to Rose. But, the 29-year-old quickly gave back the two shots he’d picked up as he three-putted both the 10th and 11th greens. He had to dig deep then and managed to grind out seven straight pars to stay a shot clear of Ryan Moore.

“It’s never easy to close these things out, I’ll tell you,” said Rose who lost a three-shot lead going into the final round of last week’s Travelers Championship. “I knew level par would get the job done today, every two-putt felt like hard work coming in.”

With the victory, Rose moved to second on the FedEx Cup standings and into the top-20 on the Official World Golf Ranking. There are now eight players from Great Britain and Ireland in the top-20. Rose also secured a spot in the Open Championship at St Andrews through a special money list.

It was another disappointing tournament for Tiger Woods. He finished the week in a tie for 46th and failed to break par in any of the four rounds.

AT&T National
Aronimink Golf Club, Pennsylvania
Jul 1-4, purse $6,200,000, par 70

1    Justin Rose (Eng)        69    64    67    70    270    $1,116,000
2    Ryan Moore (USA)    67    70    69    65    271    $669,600
3    Jeff Overton (USA)    68    68    69    67    272    $421,600
4    Charlie Wi (Kor)        69    65    70    69    273    $297,600

5    J.B. Holmes (USA)    70    67    71    66    274    $248,000
6    Carl Pettersson (Swe)    67    72    65    71    275    $223,200
T7    Marc Leishman (Aus)    71    70    67    68    276    $199,950
T7    Nick Watney (USA)    66    71    70    69    276    $199,950
T9    Jason Day (Aus)        66    68    72    71    277    $173,600
T9    Vijay Singh (Fij)        71    70    67    69    277    $173,600

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only