June 29, 2014

From brotherly love to the Capitol Building

On June 29, the final day of competition for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Justin Rose parred No. 18 to defeat Shawn Stefani in a one-hole playoff.

On the final hole in regulation, Rose hit an errant tee shot that came to rest beneath the tree line on the left side of the fairway and, in a safe-play attempt with his second shot, his ball rolled off the edge of the fairway into the water on the left of Congressional’s famous 18th green. As fate would have it, Rose would make a bogey to finish at 4-under for the tournament. In ironic fashion, Stefani followed suit in the playoff to give Rose room to claim the trophy.

Through 72 holes, Rose carded a winning score that was highlighted by a 6-under performance in Round 2 and a Round 4 score of 1-under. His win here at Congressional marks his first victory since the 2013 U.S. Open, held at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., where he defeated Jason Day and Phil Mickelson by two strokes.

From the entire staff of the Quicken Loans National, we congratulate Justin Rose on his fantastic performance and his second Quicken Loans National victory. Well done, Justin!