Rain may take Justin Rose to No 1

Carla Harmon
September 10, 2018

If the tournament is cut to 54 holes, Rose would win after posting a 17-under-par 193 total on Saturday, one stroke better than Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and American Xander Schauffele.

Bahamas-based Briton Rose is no stranger to winning in Philadelphia, having capturing the 2010 PGA National, and the second of his nine PGA titles, on this week's host layout.

The course has had in excess of 3 inches of rain for the week, according to Slugger White, vice president of rules and competition for the PGA Tour.


"We are trying to play today and if we do play and happen to get finished so be it but the weather doesn't look promising", White said.

Projected 51st, Adam Scott would not make it to the Tour Championship. "I know there will be guys behind me on the leaderboard who will be gunning to play well and there will be guys who will just play well".

McIlroy atoned for a double bogey on No. 8 with an eagle on the next hole, and he was flawless down the stretch for a 63.


Sunday's play at the BMW Championship was completely washed out - but not before the players were subjected to endless delays.

Justin Rose hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink GC. "It was just one of those days you had to stay aggressive".

"It was frustrating because I hit the ball well enough to shoot a low score, and I got off to a quick start, birdieing the first two", Woods said. Midway through the tournament in Philadelphia he said, "I feel like if I were Jim right now, I would pick (Finau), to be completely honest". That included Tiger Woods, who missed only two greens in regulation, kept a clean card, shot 66 and let a good round get away.


Officials moved Sunday tee times early to try and finish ahead of predicted Sunday afternoon thunderstorms. Spieth also must qualify for the season finale to play the minimum 25 events this season or face a fine.

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