Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
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Rose leads by 1 shot with clear shot at No

Rose leads by 1 shot with clear shot at No

Justin Rose, who bogeyed the final hole to fall into the playoff, took over the No. 1 ranking in the world to finish at 260, 20 under par.

Rose missed a four-foot putt that would have extended the play-off. To win and to put everything together when I didn't know if I was going to win again, to get to the Tour Championship, to have them here and have what's going on in my life is just so incredible. On Monday, Bradley credited his friend Webb Simpson, who went through a similar post-anchor transition, for inspiring him to rededicate himself to arm-lock putting.

Despite finishing second, Rose ascended to No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings, becoming the 22nd player to hold the position since it was introduced in 1986 and the fourth player from England to claim that perch, joining Sir Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.

The three-time major champion, who was in contention to win both the Masters and The Open this year, didn't do enough at the other tournaments nor at the BMW Championship to advance to the season-ending tournament in Atlanta, which is for the top 30 players in FedEx Cup points.

"It's boyhood dreams", Rose said.

"I felt so calm out there today", he told the Golf Channel.

The tournament had been due to finish on Sunday but was postponed until Monday following persistent rain.

Tiger Woods walks the ninth hole during the first round of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 3, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rory McIlroy finished fifth at 18-under after firing a final-round 2-under 68.

Spieth did not play in a new event this season, but missing the Tour Championship will mean that even after playing in the Ryder Cup, he will be one short of the 25 total.

"To say that I made it back to the Tour Championship after what I've been through is a pretty good accomplishment", Woods said. He still was set to be at the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013. He also earned his first trip to the Tour Championship in five years. Spieth is the first player to violate the policy, which began a year ago.

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