Scott entered 18th with three birdies in a row and quickly narrowed the gap between him and Rose, but the so-called champion has pioneered in the final par-5 until 5 feet and pumped his caddy, knowing that it was over. . It was the closing act of what was a remarkable piece of four days.
Rose debuted Thursday with a 63 on the easier north course and a 66 on the south Friday. From there he sailed, although he probably did not always feel like a cruise. It was actually a kind of strange weekend for Rose. On a 20-hole run in rounds 3 and 4, Rose made four bogeys and two doubles, but escaped to the other side with a lead. This round may have shaken a lower level player, but this is not Rose's first weekend in a big event. His 26-under 267 was both a new tournament record and a good time trial at the mediocre arrival of T34 last week.
"The off season was short and precise and I did not know how I was going to go out," Rose told Peter Kostis of CBS Sports at the end of the tour. The answer last week was "Not good". This week's answer was very different from that.
When I think of Justin Rose, I think of the courses he has followed all over the world. A series of elite tracks of murderers that seem to have been etched until you take a closer look. You can now add Torrey Pines to the list.
- Muirfield Village
- Royal Aberdeen
- Torrey Pines
It's amazing, but it also shows how good he is with his irons. You have to be world class tee to green for packing this group, and Rose is. He was also this week. Rose finished second in the bunch from the tee to the green and made heroic batters like Adam Scott and Jon Rahm, sometimes pedestrians, appear. That's what you're supposed to do when you're the # 1 player in the world.
With this victory, Rose joins Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia as the only Europeans to have Earn double-digit time on the PGA Tour since World War II. Read this sentence again. Rose is undeniably one of the few Europeans to compete on the PGA Tour over the past 75 years. He was certainly the best in a field full of stars and superstars this week. Grade: A +
Here are the rest of our notes for the Open Farmers Insurance 2019.
Rory McIlroy (T5): Ulsterman led the peloton in driving distance and did only five bogeys a week, but his grounding dropped him a bit and he was not able to have that mega-round to fight on Sunday. He flirted slightly with the leaders of the first nine of the last round, but his rear-nine was bird-free until the last hole and, with Rose hiding and hiding, McIlroy had no chance. Nevertheless, he must be encouraged by the golf he has played at the Sentry Champions Tournament and at this tournament so far. Grade: A
Tiger Woods (T20): If Woods can go unnoticed, he did it this week in closing. After a start 70-70-71 Tiger climbed with a 67 Sunday. It hits the ball better as the event progresses, and this trajectory is exactly what you want to see as the first tournament of a new year begins. We will not see him again before Riviera in a few weeks, where he did not have much success, but Woods did everything for the # 1 race of 2019. Grade: B +
Jordan Spieth (T35): After scoring 11 points on Saturday and a hole close to Saturday afternoon's score, Spieth played the next 13 holes out of 7 and fell in the standings. He recovered a little on the back nine on Sunday, but the damage was done. After shooting a frisky Thursday on the easier north course, the three-time major winner concluded with three consecutive wins of 72 on the south course. Again, I'm not panicked, I do not lose my head. But I also do not have the greatest confidence in Spieth's ability to face a given event at this time. Category B-
Rickie Fowler (T66): The good news for Fowler, who does not normally have much success in this tournament, is that he made the difference this time around. The bad news is that he did not do much later. Fowler had a hard time getting from tee to green and flirting with the last place in the heats in this category. I will not read much because it has not been successful here since 2015, but it is still an ominous beginning for 2019. Grade: D
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