- Former world No. 1 Justin Rose ended a four-year winless run on the PGA Tour on Monday
- Justin Rose won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is his 11th PGA Tour victory and first since winning the 2019 Famers Insurance Open
Former world No. 1 Justin Rose ended a four-year winless run on the PGA Tour on Monday after winning the weather-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It was his 11th PGA Tour victory and first since winning the 2019 Famers Insurance Open.
Justin Rose completed the final nine holes on Monday to finish on 18 under and record victory by three strokes. The win earned him a spot for this year’s Masters at Augusta and could also guarantee him a spot in Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
Justin’s victory moves him to the top 10 of the FedExCup rankings and follows top-30 finishes in his previous four PGA Tour starts.
Americans Brandon Wu and Brendon Todd finished joint second, three points behind. Speaking after the victory, which has moved him to No. 35, Justin Rose said the win makes him feel good.
“One thing I have realised is obviously I haven’t been playing enough great golf, but when I do play half decent, I do give myself chances to win. Obviously, a win does give you a lot of belief. We always know we can do it, but sometimes you’ve got to see the proof. That [winning] does make me feel good.” Justin Rose said, as per Sky Sports.
How The Game Unfolded
Justin Rose took a two-shot lead into the fifth day, with eight players separated by three shots. He restarted his final round from the 10th fairway and holed from five feet to begin with a par. However, he found his lead cut to one when Brendon Todd opened with a birdie at the 13th.
Rose went two ahead again after draining a putt from nearly 30 feet at the par-four. He continued his impressive start with a two-putted from off the 12th green. However, Brendon halved his advantage moments later after rolling in from 10 feet at the 14th.
The former world No. 1 went three clear after he followed a 20-foot birdie at the 13th with flicking a wedge top eight feet at the par-five. Rose maintained his lead, and none of the chasing pack was able to come near him. His playing partner Peter Malnati managed just one birdie on the last day of the event.
Meanwhile, Gareth Bale impressed in the amateur competition, which was shortened to 54 holes because of strong winds. Gareth Bale was one of the 156 amateurs in the field alongside the likes of rapper Macklemore, actor Bill Murray and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
All eyes will now be on the WM Phoenix Open in Arizona, where world No. 1 Rory McIlroy will be among the best competing. Scottie Scheffler, the defending champion, is expected to make a return. The WM Phoenix Open is the most highly-attended event on the calendar.