2018 featured player: Justin Rose
While it’s hard to compete with a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games and recording the first hole-in-one in the history of Olympic Golf, Justin Rose’s 2018 season might have topped it. For the first time in his career, Justin Rose accumulated the most points to take home the FedExCup trophy, the PGA TOUR’s season-long championship.
“I think the reason I’m sort of standing here today as the FedExCup champion is largely to do with the consistency with which I’ve played, a ton of top-10s,” Rose said.
With two wins, three runners-up and eleven top-10 finishes this season, Justin’s 2018 season was the definition of consistent.
He claimed his second career World Golf Championships title at the WGC-HSBC Champions, coming from eight shots back on the final day to win with a closing 67. The eight-stroke come-from-behind victory was better than any previous comeback in his career.
At the Fort Worth Invitational, Justin finished at 20 under for a three-stroke victory over defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka. Rose received nearly $1.3 million and a renowned plaid jacket for winning at Hogan’s Alley at Colonial Country Club.
Hopefully, the Albany resident can keep up his extraordinary season and get his first win on his home course at the Hero World Challenge.
Did you know: Justin Rose and his wife, Kate started the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation based in Orlando, Fla., benefitting youth through nutritional and educational experiences. The foundation’s slogan is “feeding hungry tummies & curious minds.”