Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
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Your new No. 1

Your new No. 1

"That's an unbelievable achievement, something I'm extraordinarily proud of", the Englishman said in a greenside interview after becoming the 22nd man to hold the top spot since the rankings began in 1986.

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 also heads to next week's season-ending Tour Championship in second place in the FedExCup standings, with a chance to overhaul Bryson DeChambeau and land a $10m bonus as FedExCup champion at East Lake in Atlanta.

"I feel like I'm definitely a lot more rested and ready to go than most guys here, I'm sure", Fowler said. "I kind of fell of the radar there for a little while". He hit what he thought was one of the better putts he had ever struck under pressure, a 15-footer for par in regulation, only to see it spin hard around the back edge of the cup.

Justin Rose has won PGA Tour on nine occasions. "It's (the stuff of) boyhood dreams".

Spieth, who entered the BMW at 27th in FedEx Cup points, finished the event at minus-3 and slipped the 31st in the points standings.


Rose left the Aronimink course on Sunday night - where he won the AT&T National in 2010 - with his lips understandably tightly shut, but his words the previous evening, after his third-round 63, showed he realised what was on the line.

If the event is shortened, Rose would be the victor and full World Ranking points, FedEx points and prize money would be allotted to the field.

Perhaps most important of all to Woods - the Tour Championship offers another chance for a victory, where he will need to defeat just 29 players. However, he's back at the BMW Championship, and he's already back in the hunt for a big-time victory.

"It's a game changer for a player like me that's not in the top 50 to get in the Tour Championship", Bradley said.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Jordan Spieth is going to miss the Tour Championship for the first time in his professional career. This year he did not add a new event, and the Ryder Cup - which counts - will give him just 24. It was the third unplanned Monday finish on the PGA Tour this season. The requirement can be waived if a player competes in 25 events in either the previous or current season. "World Number 1. Thank you so much to my family, friends & everybody that has helped me achieve this incredible goal".

Another is Tony Finau, who celebrated his share of eighth place by being named as Jim Furyk's final pick for the United States Ryder Cup team.

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