Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Features

Rose No.1 reign over after FedEx Cup win

England’s Justin Rose, pictured, will be replaced as world number one by Dustin Johnson when the new rankings are released © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS

ATLANTA, United States, Sep 24 – Justin Rose may have scooped the FedEx Cup trophy with a fourth place finish at the Tour Championship on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent him from surrendering the coveted top spot in the world rankings.

The 2016 Olympic champion will be replaced as world number one by Dustin Johnson when the new rankings are released on Monday.

Johnson regained the ranking after finishing third, one shot ahead of Rose, at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Course.

Rose however was more than satisfied with his week’s work, which earned him a $10 million FedEx Cup winner’s cheque.

“There were a lot of scenarios at play this week and that’s what the beauty of this format is,” Rose said. “I think obviously for me this year it rewarded consistent golf.”

“For me, I was trying to do my best to win this golf tournament and scoop the double jackpot.

“But far and away, being next to this trophy is something I’m very, very proud of, and it was -definitely with five, six holes to play, it was pretty precarious.

“I was in a great position around the turn, and then things just got tricky out there.”

Johnson had first moved to world number one in February 2017 and remained atop of the Rankings for 64-weeks until the second week in May this year.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Florida golfer then returned to top spot four weeks after Justin Thomas had seized the title and with Johnson staying atop of the rankings for a further 13 weeks until Rose finished runner-up in the BMW Championship in Philadelphia.

“No, it doesn’t really matter and while I wanted to make back to the top, I would have hit it the same way,” said Johnson.

Tiger Woods, who ended a five-year winless drought to capture an 80th PGA Tour title, has moved-up a further eight places to be the new World No. 13.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved