Watson too good in the Bahamas

Bubba Watson won the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas by three strokes on Sunday.

The American carded a final round six-under 66 in New Providence to leave him on 25-under, three shots ahead of runner-up Patrick Reed.

Rickie Fowler surged up five spots to finish in third on 21-under after firing an eight-under-par 64, while world number one Jordan Spieth came fourth after hitting a five-under-par 67 to finish on 20-under. 

Despite a missed birdie putt on the 15th and a bogey on the last hole, Watson held the competition at arm's length throughout Sunday's round in blustery conditions.

Starting the day with a two-stroke buffer, the two-time Masters winner would card seven birdies on his way to his ninth PGA Tour victory.

Meanwhile, Reed would record his sixth consecutive top-ten finish. The world number 13 would roll in a birdie on the last to edge Fowler for second.

Fowler had heads turning in the gallery, as he went on a scintillating run on the front nine with six birdies, which put him two strokes behind Watson.

The Californian continued his run on the back nine, rolling in birdies on the 10th, 14th and 15th. However, Watson was on a run of his own and a bogey from Fowler on the par-four 16th effectively ended his chances of a win. 

Spieth was also in the hunt in the afternoon but could not build on his early gains as he only made one birdie on the back nine. 

Paul Casey, who was Watson's playing partner also kept himself in touching distance and nearly chipped in for birdie on the 14th. But a miscued iron would lead to a double bogey on the 16th, which saw him slide down the leaderboard to fifth.

The round of the day belonged to Justin Rose, who carded ten birdies on his way to a course-record ten-under 62. His breathtaking round saw him move three spots up the leaderboard to finish alone in 13th.