Justin Rose is the new World No 1

Lynette Rowe
September 12, 2018

"It's boyhood dreams", he told the Golf Channel of passing Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka for the No. 1 ranking.

Speaking straight after the play-off, Rose told Sky Sports: "I'm disappointed right now".

Rose could have won in regulation but lipped out on the last hole to force the playoff. He tossed his young son, Logan, who wasn't even born the last time Bradley won on the tour, into the air.

However, a steady round proved not enough around a soaked Aronimink, with McIlroy's two-under 68 bettered by Rose, who shot a three-under 67, and eventual victor Bradley, whose six-under 64 took him into a play-off with the Englishman.

"It's been a consistent season so I'm glad to have made the Tour Champs - hopefully my last event of the year will be my best and I can get a win", Leishman, whose 68 lifted him to a share of 41st at six under.

He will have an unexpected week off before joining the American team for the September 28-30 Ryder Cup in Paris. "I kind of fell of the radar there for a little while". The fourth round was a washout Sunday because of steady rain that has left the course unplayable.

"I obviously accept whatever fine it is and move on and try and add one every year, but it's kind of tough", Spieth said.

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How exactly do you process missing a short par putt for victory at a major FedEx Cup event and going on to lose to Keegan Bradley in a play-off, but still being crowned the new World No 1 for the first time in your career?

Woods did make birdie at No. 16 before closing out with a pair of pars. "I would love to have got there by winning".

However, Rose is one of five players who could land the $10 million (£7.7 million) FedEx Cup bonus if he wins the Tour Championship in Atlanta next week. "But to get to the end of the season and make it to the Tour Championship, considering what I've been through, is a pretty good accomplishment".

American 14-time major victor Tiger Woods closed with a 65, moving up to a share of sixth, one shot behind McIlroy.

Spieth was keen to play down the severity of the situation after his disappointing final-round 73 in Philadelphia, but he hinted he was expecting to be hit by a fine rather than a ban. Horschel closed with a six-under 64, while Schauffele shot a three-under 67.

Marc Leishman is the only other Australian to advance to the Tour Championship and although he is 29th on point he remains upbeat about his chances.

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