Justin Rose wins first PGA Tour win in FOUR years and now has his sights set on the Ryder Cup
Justin Rose wins first PGA Tour in FOUR years after triumph at Pebble Beach… and now eyes Ryder Cup return after missing previous event
- On Monday, Justin Rose won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California
- The former world number one scored a final-round 66 to win by three strokes
- The final round was suspended on Sunday due to darkness
Britain’s Justin Rose aims to make a push for Europe Ryder Cup team for this year’s event in Rome after he ended a four-year wait for a PGA Tour win by winning the weather-postponed Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California on Monday.
A former world number one and 2013 US Open champion, Rose, 42, carded a final-round 66 to finish the week at 18 under, recording a three-stroke victory after the final round was suspended on Sunday due to darkness.
Rose finished ahead of Americans Brandon Todd and Brandon Wu to capture his first title since the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open and his 11th on the PGA Tour.
Rose, who has a 13-8-2 record against the USA in the Ryder Cup, missed out on selection for the 2021 European squad when they were hammered 19-9 at Whistling Straits and said he hopes to be part of Luke Donald’s line-up tournament September 25 – October 1.
“I haven’t even thought about what the Ryder Cup looks like for me other than I want to be there,” Rose said.
Justin Rose poses with the winner’s trophy after winning at Pebble Beach on Monday
It was the Englishman’s first win on the PGA Tour in four years as he targets a return to the Ryder Cup
On his way to success in California, Rose hits the eighteenth hole
“What was really important for me was to get off to a good start on the PGA Tour so I didn’t feel the pressure later in the season so I could turn my attention to the Ryder Cup and the European Tour.
“Winning gives you a lot of faith. We always know we can do it, but sometimes you need to see the proof.”
Rose said it was a “huge relief” to qualify for this year’s Masters tournament at Augusta National in April, for which he was not yet eligible after plummeting to 84th in the world earlier this year and entering last week with 71 – m.
“Augusta was definitely a big part of what I was thinking. I thought the easy way to get there was to try to break into the top 50 in the world,” said Rose, whose win lifted him to 35th.
“Unbelievable week from start to finish with a lot going in my favor.”