Monday, June 28, 2010
Justin Rose's Final Round, Explained By One Image
On Friday I wrote about Justin Rose's brilliant play at the Travelers Championship. Snubbed by the USGA after his win at the Memorial, Rose was looking to put back-to-back PGA Tour wins together in between the U.S. Open that he wasn't allowed to attend.
That was, until Sunday, when Rose absolutely fell apart. His five-over 75 tied for second worst score of the entire day on Sunday, and nearly dropped him out of the top-10 even though he was leading the event after 54 holes.
Maybe the pressure finally got to him, or the fact that he actually had to sleep on a lead, but whatever happened, Rose will be feeling this loss for a long, long time. Instead of heading to St. Andrews with hopes of contending in a major as the best playing golfer in the world, Rose will now have that looming 75 hanging over his head.
The above photo says it all. Rose didn't have it on Sunday, and left the door open for a lot of other guys.