Justin Rose wins the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Rose was able to keep his composure while battling the elements at a weather-delayed tournament at Pebble Beach. The Englishman showed his skill in high winds and inclement weather during the five days in California.
After 72 holes and five days of golf to finish them, Justin Rose came up on top after shooting 69-65-65-66 and a three-shot lead over Brendon Todd and Brandon Wu. This is Rose’s first PGA TOUR win since the Farmers Insurance Open in 2019 when he was ranked no. 1 in the world. Coming into this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Rose was listed in the 71st position.
Rose played some incredible shots on the par-3s over the weekend
Rose played exceptional golf over the weekend, but his par-3 play was spectacular. On Saturday at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course he hit a 5-wood to within three feed on no. 9, 223-yard hole. “Like back foot, trapped as low as I could. 4-iron wasn’t going to cut it. I didn’t like 3-wood. I heard that Harry Hall actually hit driver there on Thursday when we had that squall come through. Some crazy stuff. Yeah, that’s kind of links golf, right, sort of what it’s meant to be,” he said
On Friday Rose had his third career hole-in-one on the PGA TOUR and first since 2007. “It was nice to get out (early). Some early momentum was great. A special day always when you manage to have a hole-in-one. Really fun to do (that). So, really that was a nice moment,” he said about his ace and start to the round at Spyglass Hills on an otherwise rough day as far as the weather was concerned.
Sunday was moving day for Rose after a slow start and difficult weather
Rose started his Sunday morning at Monterey Peninsula with a bogey to continue his third round, which couldn’t be finished on Saturday due to weather stoppages. On Sunday golfers had to face challenging weather conditions that were more like elements you would see in Scotland than in California. Rose had completed nine holes of his final round and was at 15-under for the tournament when play was stopped.
With nine holes to play on Monday morning and a two-shot lead, Rose went three-under par after six holes to make a statement that this tournament was his to win. Birdies on 11, 13 and 14 put him three shots above the clubhouse leader, a lead that he held onto until the end.