Column The rise of Justin Rose to No

Grant SmithSep 12, 2018

Of his putt at the last to win, he said: "I thought it was as good a putt as I've hit to win a tournament".

Speaking straight after the play-off, Rose told Sky Sports: "I'm disappointed right now".

In case you missed the drama, Rose had a chance to win it outright with a longer putt than he hoped for after his approach shot fell short of the green by 10 yards.

Bradley, the 2011 PGA Championship victor, captured his fourth PGA Tour title and won for the first time since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2012.

However, a steady round proved not enough around a soaked Aronimink, with McIlroy's two-under 68 bettered by Rose, who shot a three-under 67, and eventual victor Bradley, whose six-under 64 took him into a play-off with the Englishman. He joins eight other players in the last 20 years to win a major and a World Golf Championship and reach No. 1 in the world.

Webb Simpson, Jason Day, Open Championship victor Francesco Molinari, Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Tommy Fleetwood, and Tiger Woods. "It's tough to go from being on Ryder Cup teams, being on Presidents Cup teams to being outside the top 100 in the world". Rain soaked the course on Sunday, canceling play and forcing the Monday finish.

"I played a few tournaments now where I was close at the end and at the end of the season here to say that I made it back to the Tour Championship after what I ve been through is a pretty good accomplishment", Woods said.

Tiger Woods, who celebrated his return to the United States Ryder Cup team by earning a share of the lead after the first round, was joint sixth alongside compatriot Webb Simpson on 17-under, while England's Tommy Fleetwood shared eighth place with Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Open champion Francesco Molinari. "World Number 1. Thank you so much to my family, friends & everybody that has helped me achieve this incredible goal", Rose posted on Twitter. "I would love to have got there by winning".

Woods took away any suspense of getting back to the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013. Spieth started at 27th in the FedEx Cup standings and took a step backward, finishing with a 73 to tie for 55th.

"If it becomes a situation, then I obviously accept whatever fine it is and move on and try and add one every year but it s kind of tough".

Jordan Spieth will not be joining him.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Even While Touting Own Accomplishments, Trump Can't Help But Jab Obama's Speech
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event Saturday in Anaheim, California , for Democratic congressional candidates. More than six in 10 respondents to a Gallup Poll released in February said they approved of the way Obama handled the job.

England vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report
Today, they were harsh on themselves. "It was two tough tests against different formations and in the end we've got a good result tonight and could arguably have deserved a draw on Saturday".

Hurricane Florence: US southeast braces for direct hit from 'monster' storm
Maximum sustained winds were nearly 85 miles per hour Monday morning, the hurricane center said . The governor said residents should prepare for ocean surge, strong winds, and inland flooding.

Neymar, Roberto Firmino lead Brazil over United States 2-0 in exhibition
When Brazil beat the USA 2-0 at Metlife Stadium in August 2010 shortly after the venue opened, the game drew 77,223. Although the award looked generous, Neymar made no mistake, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 2-0.

Carolinas brace for potentially devastating Hurricane Florence
Tropical storm force winds and some rain bands will likely begin Wednesday night, regardless of the actual landfall of the storm. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma previous year were both Category 4 storms when they arrived in Texas and Florida, respectively.

New leaks suggest Apple's new iPhones will support dual SIM cards
Finally, as expected, AirPods 2 will show up, as will AirPower, the wireless charging pad that was announced at last year's event. Huawei, which recently overtook Apple in global smartphone sales, has said it is working on a flexible device of its own .

Donald Trump's Upcoming Visit To Ireland Has Been Cancelled
The President's trip, planned for November 12th after Armistice Day commemorations in France, will not now happen. The Irish Green Party, which had strongly opposed Mr Trump's visit, described the cancellation as "erratic".

United States threatens the International Criminal Court with Sanctions, declares it already dead
Even if the ICC was to take up a prosecution of Americans and Israelis, the U.S. could nix that with its Security Council veto. Bush's presidency - and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington's so-called war on terror.

These airlines are waiving fees before Hurricane Florence
The governors of North Carolina and Virginia have announced mandatory evacuations of hundreds of thousands more in their states. And the storm surge , which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change.

Apple to Limit Availability of New 6.1-inch iPhone Called iPhone Xr
Of course, there's always the possibly of a shocking "One more thing", but true shocks are no longer easy for Apple to pull off. The third model, an upgrade of the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch screen, reportedly has a faster processor and better cameras.