Justin Rose is the new World No 1

Tiger shoots 65 in Monday finish at BMW Championship

Tiger shoots 65 in Monday finish at BMW Championship

Rose left the Aronimink course on Sunday night - where he won the AT&T National in 2010 - with his lips understandably tightly shut, but his words the previous evening, after his third-round 63, showed he realised what was on the line.

"To get to world No 1 is unbelievable, and I can say now in my career I've been the best player in the world", said Rose afterwards.

But with more rain forecast at an already waterlogged course there is no guarantee conditions will be playable.

Rose, who last week finished two shots back as Bryson DeChambeau won the Dell Technologies Championship, is just the fourth Englishman to top the world rankings, after Sir Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald. Once the putt fell on the 16th after another great approach, Bradley and Rose were nearly out of sight, three shots ahead of the Ulsterman at 21-under. "But that second round. you can't shoot over par here and that threw me so much (further back)".

A good number of them found their way to Woods, who shot 4-under 31 on the front nine and got within one of the lead early on the day, closing with a 5-under 65.

One thing that has made him so successful in the BMW Championship has been his masterful display of putting on the greens. And this was the kind of day when more than one mistake was going to be costly.

Such was the scoring at Aronimink that Woods had a 72-hole score of 263 for the sixth time of his career.


"I thought I needed to shoot something around 62 today to have a chance", Woods said. He was steady throughout the cold and drizzly final round and had a one-stroke lead when he got to the 18th tee. I've played solidly over the past year.

Woods took away any suspense of getting back to the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013. "Nice to be back without pain".

Failing to make the Tour Championship means Spieth will fall short of a PGA Tour requirement to compete in 25 events in a season, while he also did not fulfil a stipulation to play a tournament he had not featured in over the last four years.

For Spieth, it's more than just missing the Tour Championship for the first time. Because he didn't add to his schedule a tournament he had not played in the last four years, he is in violation of the PGA Tour's scheduling policy. This year he did not add a new event, and the Ryder Cup - which counts - will give him just 24.

Still to be determined is the penalty.

"But obviously it's a big consolation being World No 1".

Another is Tony Finau, who celebrated his share of eighth place by being named as Jim Furyk's final pick for the United States Ryder Cup team.

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