Justin Rose climbs to 8th in World Rankings after winning Quickens Loans National
Justin Rose played his heart out on Sunday to record his first win since the US Open a year ago when he played some expansive and attractive golf to win at Congressional.
The popular Englishman saw off the onslaught of outsider Shawn Stefani of the United States on the first extra hole following a final day which saw the lead held by a catalogue of players.
Rose needed only to par the last hole in regulation to secure his sixth PGA Tour title, but when it came to the moment he fluffed his lines and hit his second into water from the trees. It would take something special from Rose to recoup a lead that was quickly slipping away, and he found it after delivering a sublime 15-foot bogey to finish four-under total in a final round which saw the famous Washington layout once again show its proverbial teeth.
And when Stefani hit his shot into the hazard in the play-off, Rose needed only to hit the green and take two putts to secure victory, which he calmly did.