Rose wins PGA Tour event in Fort Worth

Frank Pingue
Justin Rose has claimed his ninth PGA Tour title with a win at the Fort Worth International

Justin Rose used a blistering start to cruise to his second win of the PGA Tour season with a three-shot victory at the Fort Worth Invitational in Texas.

The Englishman, who began Sunday with a four-stroke lead, fired six front-nine birdies en route to a six-under-par 64 at Colonial Country Club that left him one shot off the tournament record score of 21-under 259 set by Zach Johnson in 2010.

With the victory, Rose tied Nick Faldo for the most PGA Tour wins by an Englishman post-World War Two, with nine.

"I am delighted the way I played this week," said Rose, who played the course for the first time in eight years.

"I haven't played this venue in a while but to win on a golf course like Colonial I couldn't be more proud."

Olympic champion Rose had a chance to equal Johnson's record score but failed to convert his 23-foot par attempt at the last, where he carded his second bogey of the day.

US Open champion Brooks Koepka, who started the final round in a share of second place with Argentine Emiliano Grillo (64), finished alone in the runner-up spot after finishing with a seven-under 63.

Grillo birdied two of the final three holes to finish in third place, four shots behind Rose while American Kevin Na finished a further two shots back in fourth place after he set a course record with a bogey-free, nine-under 61.

Adam Scott was the best-placed Australian and finished in a tie for 52nd courtesy of a final-round 64.

John Senden was the only other Australian to make the cut and he finished tied for 77th.