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NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Another big lead for Justin Rose dwindled. But Sunday, he didn't lose the tournament.

Rose closed the AT&T National with seven pars to finish at par 70 and win for the second time in three PGA Tour starts.

"I knew having not closed out last week it was important for me to do it," Rose said after holding off Ryan Moore by one shot. "Still, it's never easy to close these things out."

A week ago, Rose took a three-shot lead into the final round but shot 75. He started Sunday up four and the back nine up five. But he had three-putt bogeys at Nos. 10 and 11 - after going 274 tour holes without one.

Meanwhile, Moore one-putted his last eight greens, including a 12-foot par at No. 18 for a Sunday-best 65.

"I did everything I could to make (Rose) think about it," Moore said. "And he played better at the end."

Rose two-putted up a dangerous ridge at No. 17. Then he hit the fairway and green to finish at 10-under 270.

"I knew level par would get the job (done)," Rose said. "Every two-putt felt like hard work coming in. It was good fun. I felt very much in control of my emotions, and it's been a long week. But I'm very glad we got to this point with a win."

Choi wins four-way playoff at Jamie Farr

SYLVANIA, Ohio - Na Yeon Choi's 2-1/2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole won the Jamie Farr Classic.

Christina Kim, who was trailing Choi by five shots after her double bogey at No. 10, birdied Nos. 11-13 and No. 17 but missed a 12-footer at No. 18 that would have won it. She shot 1-under 70 to finish at 14-under 270, tied with Choi (71), the third-round leader, In-Kyung Kim (64) and Song-Hee Kim (66).

All four missed birdie putts of 10-18 feet on the first playoff hole. On the second, Song-Hee Kim sent her third shot over the green. Then Christina Kim and In-Kyung Kim missed birdies of 20 and 12 feet, respectively.

"It was tough out there. I was nervous at times," said Choi, who made a 15-foot birdie on the final hole of regulation. "But I tried to focus on my game."

Seminole's Brittany Lincicome (71) tied for 39th at 4 under.

Champions: Larry Mize shot 8-under 64 to win the Montreal Championship by a stroke over John Cook. It was his first win on the tour in 36 events and first win of any kind since the PGA's Buick Open in 1993. Mize, the 1987 Masters champ, had seven birdies and an eagle. Cook, the second-round leader, missed birdie putts of 5 and 25 feet at Nos. 17 and 18, respectively.

Tiger's troubles

Tiger Woods shot 1-over 71 in Sunday's final round of the AT&T National. Combined with 73, 70 and 70, it marked the first time he didn't break par in a round of a 72-hole event since the 1999 Bay Hill Invitational. And he finished 14 behind the winner, his most since 15 at the 2006 Players Championship. The primary reason for the poor performance? He took 120 putts for the tournament.