Justin Rose Wins at Colonial PDF Print E-mail


Justin Rose poses with the spoils of victory at Colonial.

Fort Worth, Texas - On a week when temperatures nearly hit triple digits

in central Texas, the only thing hotter at the Fort Worth Invitational was

the No.5 ranked player in the world - Justin Rose. The Englishman was

the 54 hole leader by four strokes (over U.S Open Champion Brooks

Koepka). After rounds of 66-64-66. The final round would pit the two U.S

Open Champions against each other on the course known as "Hogan's Alley"

(4-time U.S Open winner Ben Hogan called Colonial his home course for



Although Koepka served notice by firing another superb final round 63,

Rose did not buckle, matching his second round 64 to post 20 under par

- winning by 3 over Koepka (-17). The triumph marked the ninth PGA

Tour victory for Rose who chose to skip the European Tour's flagship

event - the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.


The win was Justin Rose's second of the season (HSBC Champions) and

moved him up to second in the Fedex Cup standings and No.3 in the OWGR.

"I'm delighted with the way that I played this week, obviously Hogans Alley,

I tried to channel a little bit of that," Rose said. "I haven't played this venue

in a while, but to win on this golf course, I couldn't be more proud."


Kevin Na matched the course record with a final round 61 to finish fourth

at -14.