A brief look at the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the par 72, 7,425-yard TPC Louisiana layout in Avondale:
Justin Rose posted rounds of 69, 66, 65 and 66 to finish with a course-record 22-under par 266.
Bank on it
Rose, who secured his seventh PGA Tour victory, collected a check of $1.242 million from the $6.9 million purse.
Cameron Tringale (69-65-68-65--267) took second after his chip for an eagle on the par 5 18th hole came up 1½ feet short of forcing a playoff with Rose.
First-round co-leader Boo Weekley (64-70-69-65 — 268) finished third, one stroke behind Tringale.
Shot of the day
D.H. Lee made a hole-in-one on the par 3, 211-yard 17th, which, played as the third-toughest hole on the course this week. It was his first ace as a PGA Tour player and 22nd on Tour this season.
After carding a bogey and double-bogey on his fifth and sixth holes in Thursday’s opening round, Rose played the final 66 holes of the tournament bogey-free.
Four of eight players with Louisiana ties who started the tournament made the cut. Former UL-Lafayette star Michael Smith, who shot a 71 Sunday, led the way at 12-under and finished in a seven-way tie for 36th. Former LSU star John Peterson and former Tulane standout Michael Thompson tied for 49th (278) with final-round scores of 69 and 70; former LSU All-American David Toms had a 73 and finished 69th (285).
Round 3 of the Zurich Classic was halted three times — by rain, darkness and fog — the first time three elements came into play in a round on the PGA Tour this season. The first round of the Farmers Insurance Classic was stopped by fog and darkness and Round 2 of the Honda Classic had rain and darkness.
“As a player, to make a putt exactly when you need to is huge. I don’t think I’ve made a putt to win a PGA Tour event outright like that before.” — Rose, on his 13½-foot birdie putt from just off the 18th green that virtually sealed his win.