Justin Rose Wins AT&T National
A week after throwing away a won tournament in the last round, Justin Rose made sure on Sunday that he would be going home with the AT&T National trophy. Rose fired an even-par 70 in the final round to hold off a streaking Ryan Moore by a single stroke and win his second PGA Tour.
Rose, 29, finished his four days at Aronimink Golf Club with a 10-under 270 after rounds of 69-64-67-70. The South-Africa born Englishman started the final day four strokes ahead of the field, but saw his lead dwindle as Moore surged at the turn for a 65. However, Rose remained calm as he two-putted for par in the final hole, enough to give him a redeeming victory following last week’s collapse at the Travelers Championship, where he blew a three-shot lead and finished tied for ninth.
As Rose proved that his time in the PGA Tour has arrived, world no.1 Tiger Woods also showed more signs that he may be in the twilight of his illustrious career. Woods closed out his stint in the tournament he once hosted with a 1-over 71. Counting his previous rounds of 73-70-70, it marked the first time in 11 years that Woods finished a regular PGA tournament without breaking par. Woods eventually finished tied for 47th, 14 shots behind Rose.