San Diego, CA – After a 36 Hole lead Justin Rose never looked back winning the 2019 Farmers Open by two strokes at (-21 under par). Holding on to the No 1 spot in the world Rose will enjoy this million dollar purse.
“I mean, 21 under par at Torrey Pines is great golf obviously, but you had to do it,” said Rose, “I was expecting someone to make a challenge and I thought the way my group was playing, obviously Adam, Jon, none of us were getting off to a great start.”
Playing in the final group alongside Rose was Adam Scott who finished second place (-19 under par) there to give a little push through on the day. Scott’s card had five birdies and one costly bogie on the 5th hole.
“Overall my game is most improved from two weeks ago at Sony,” said Scott, “It’s hard to beat when you’re 3 back around this golf course.
Scott had a shaky front nine, while Rose was playing ok golf and opening a small crack in the doorway. From tee to green was where his troubles came from, while his new putter was going well when needed.
There wasn’t anyone else really there to challenge Rose on Sunday after he fought to dial it in on the back nine. Rose hit 3 birdies but more importantly no more bogies as did on the front nine.
Now when it came to galleries and crowd noise hand down Tiger Woods who made the cut to stay and play the weekend had a following. He was on back nine first being 13 shots off the lead to start the day.
The crowd came out earlier to see Tiger in that Sunday red, but he shook the crowd wearing a red shirt with white stripes that almost look fuchsia at times from afar.
“Each day I got a little bit better, which was nice,” said Woods “Well, it was nice to shake off some rust and see what I need to work on.”
Woods will be back in two week to play at the Genesis Open, while some from this field will go to Scottsdale next for the Phoenix Open.
With this win Rose will for sure still hold No 1 ranking in the world going into his next tour stop. Now Rose wins 10th PGA TOUR title to become the winningest player from England since 1945.
“Winning is difficult out here, it’s never easy, so to get it out the way(tour win),” said Rose, “I guess to win in the position I am in the world rankings, too, kind of makes it — there’s a few little extra special pieces that make this win a fun one.”