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Justin Rose remains in contention for $10million jackpot
JUSTIN Rose remains in contention to claim a $10million windfall after finishing in a tie for 16th at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
The north Hampshire golfing ace ended the tournament on -13, nine shots behind winner Henrik Stenson, a result that leaves him seventh in the American tour’s FedEx Cup standings.
The Deutsche Bank Championship was the second of four events that make up the end of season FedEx Cup Play-Offs – and the player topping the standings after The Tour Championship will claim a $10million bonus.
Finishing 16th at TPC Boston saw Rose slip two places to seventh in the standings, but the former Robert May’s School pupil is closer to top spot than he was before the event.
An opening round of 70 (-1) left Rose seven shots off the lead – but he moved within four shots of the leaders thanks to an outstanding second round. The 33-year-old was bogey free and made eight birdies over the course of the round to card a score of 63 (-8), moving him up to a share of sixth place.
He was unable to repeat that form on day three, a two-under-par round of 69 seeing him slip down to 19th place and out of real contention, eight shots off the pace.
However, Rose did move up the leaderboard during Monday’s final round, carding a second consecutive round of 69 (-2) to move up three places in the final standings.
The US Open champion will be hoping to improve his position further at the BMW Championship, the third event of the play-offs, which gets under way at Conway Farms, in Illinois, next Thursday.
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