Schauffele wins HSBC for United States sweep of World Championships

Reed is without a win since his Masters success

Reed is without a win since his Masters success

Xander Schauffele celebrated his 25th birthday week in some style by beating fellow American Tony Finau in a playoff to win the $10 million ($A14.1 million) WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International course on Sunday.

However, Rose then finished double-bogey, bogey and Finau took full advantage by following a birdie at 16 with birdies on 17 and 18.

"That was about as bad a break as I've ever had, to kick all the way over the green into the hazard", Finau said.

Four-time Major victor Rory McIlroy was eight over par.

"I don't think there's many positives and I don't think there's many negatives", said Koepka of his week.

In the blink of an eye he was another three shots to the good as he started his back nine with a flourish, a final birdie at his last hole completing an impressive day for the Masters champion.

That meant Brooks Koepka, who closed with a 69 and tied for 16th, stayed at No. 1 in the world for at least another week.

Rose, the 2018 Fedex Cup champion, overhauled an eight-shot deficit to win the tournament a year ago and so will still have hope of retaining the title and dethroning Brooks Koepka as world No. 1.

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Tony Finau's 67 left the American three ahead of English duo Tommy Fleetwood (68) and Justin Rose (67) plus overnight leader Patrick Reed (72).

Finau retook the lead after a birdie at 14 and a bogey by Schauffele at 15, He kept the lead until the par-3 17th, when Schauffele sank a 15-foot birdie putt. "It was cool to have a real chance to win, and I'll definitely learn from this and keep moving forward".

Reed opened with a pair of quick birdies in a swirling wind that came out of the opposite direction of the first round.

But that was child's play compared to this birdie at the par-4 15th.

"The issue's obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me", he told the New York Times after the US were thrashed by Europe in Paris.

Schauffele won twice in his first year on the PGA Tour to win rookie of the year.

Rose, who came from eight shots back in the final round previous year to lift the trophy, was feeling good after not dropping a shot all day on the way to a five-under 67. But he couldn't quite hold on for what would have been his second PGA Tour victory, and certainly his biggest, after winning the Puerto Rico Open in 2016. He posted a number and made birdie on a playoff hole when it counted.

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