England’s Justin Rose has been named the world’s number one Golfer for the first time in his career after finishing second at the BMW Championships in Philadelphia, USA along with a runners up spot last week at Dell Technologies Championship, in which he fell two shots behind the eventual winner Bryson DeChambeau.
Rose could have taken victory at the event, but missed out on the final shot of the last hole, narrowly missing his shot that would have seen him finish on par.
BMW Championship final-round leader board
-20 J Rose (Eng), K Bradley* (US); -19 B Horschel (US), X Schauffele (US); -18 R McIlroy (NI); -17 T Woods (US), W Simpson (US); -16 T Fleetwood (Eng), F Molinari (Ita), T Finau (US), R Fowler (US)
The result see’s the 38 year old, reigning Olympic Champion move from fourth into the top spot, leapfrogging the former number one Dustin Johnson who lost out in a playoff to American Keegan Bradley.
Speaking after hearing the news of his World number one Status, Rose spoke to sky sports;
“It's boyhood dream stuff, something I am incredibly proud of, it’s been a good stretch of golf. I've played solidly over the past year. I'm delighted to get to the top”
On 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. To see it spin out was really unfortunate. I'd always envisaged getting to number one by winning tournaments. Last week's second was a good-feeling second and this one is a stinging-feeling second, but I know there is a bit of good news.”
The result means Rose becomes the fourth Englishman to be named the world’s best following the likes of Sir Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald