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Fort Worth Invitational 2018

DATES: Mau 24-27
SITE: Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
PRIZE MONEY: $7,100,000

Round 4 - Justin Rose races to win in Fort Worth

May 27, 2018

Justin Rose kept the accelerator down Sunday, firing eight birdies in a six-under par 64 to win the Fort Worth Invitational by three strokes from Brooks Koepka.

With his ninth US PGA Tour title, Rose matched Nick Faldo for the most by an English golfer since the US tour began keeping records in 1983.

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Leading by four to start the round, 2013 US Open winner Rose was never threatened as he won his second US tour title of the season with a 20-under par total of 260 -- one shot off the tournament record.

"I'm a little speechless to be honest with you," said Rose, who said it was a "hard week" in the 100-degree (38 C) Texas heat.

"I couldn't be more proud," he said.

Reigning US Open champion Koepka, playing in the final pairing with Rose on the par-70 Colonial Country Club course, started the day four strokes adrift and his seven-under 63 only saw him gain one shot as he finished in solo second on 263.

For both it was a more than encouraging performance with the 2018 US Open teeing off at Shinnecock Hills on June 14.

"I would love to be more confident on the greens -- wouldn't we all," Rose said of any specific improvement he'd like to make in his game.

But he was delighted to see work on his game paying off.

"This week was a big step in the right direction, taking the range game to the golf course," Rose said. "You see your progress on the range long before you see it on the course."

Rose opened with back-to-back birdies and after a bogey at the third he birdied three in a row from the fifth through the seventh. After birdies at nine and 11 he rolled in a 26-footer for birdie at 15 and saved par from a bunker at 16.

An anti-climactic bogey at the last proved irrelevant, with Koepka dropping a shot there, too.

That was the only blemish on Koepka's card, after eight birdies that included a hole out from a bunker at the sixth. Koepka also birdied the par-five 11th -- a hole where he made double-bogeys twice this week.

Emiliano Grillo of Argentina, who began the day tied for second, carded a six-under par 64 for third place on 264.

"It's been a great week for sure," he said. "I just had to fight with two guys in the top 10 in the world. They showed up today."

American Kevin Na, who held the 18-hole lead after a first-round 62, went one better with a course record-tying 61 on Sunday.

"I played amazing today," Na said after posting nine birdies without a bogey. "I struck it beautifully. Made a ton of putts."

Na birdied the second, third, fourth and eighth to make the turn in 31. Back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11 were followed by another brace at 14 and 15.

Needing an eagle at the 18th to break the course record, Na nearly holed out from 146 yards, tapping in for birdie.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-20
66
64
66
64
260
2
Brooks Koepka
USA
-17
70
63
67
63
263
3
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-16
64
67
69
64
264

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Round 3 - Justin Rose increases lead in Texas

May 26, 2018

Justin Rose got off to a sizzling start in sweltering conditions Saturday, then held on to push his PGA Fort Worth Invitational lead to four shots with a third-round 66.

England's Rose birdied four of the first six holes at Colonial Country Club, where temperatures reached 100 degrees Farenheit (38 C).

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His 14-under par total of 196 put him four clear of another US Open winner, Brooks Koepka, and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo.

After a two-putt birdie at the par-five first, Rose drained putts of eight feet and 19 feet at the second and third to separate himself from the field.

"I'm happy with the way I played, obviously," Rose said. "It was nice to get going, nice to build up that lead. No one seemed to do too much behind me today, so it felt like it was in my hands to get as far ahead as I could."

Koepka, warming up for his defense of the 2017 US Open crown at Shinnecock in June, rolled in a 16-foot birdie putt at 18 to seize a share of second with a three-under par 67 for 200. With five birdies on the day he overcame a double-bogey seven at the 11th -- his second double at the par-five hole this week.

Grillo, who started the day one shot off Rose's lead, couldn't build much momentum.

He opened with eight straight pars before his first birdie of the day at the ninth, then played the back in even par with a birdie and a bogey for a one-under 69.

It was a further two strokes back to a group headed by world number four Jon Rahm of Spain, who birdied five of the first eight holes -- including three in a row from the sixth through the eighth -- en route to a six-under 64.

He was joined on 202 by Canadian rookie Corey Conners, who had eight birdies in a seen-under par 63, as well as South African Louis Oosthuizen (64), JT Poston (65) and Ryan Armour (66).

Rose, who also birdied six and 11, made his lone bogey with a three-putt from the fringe at 16. He admitted that he struggled with the heat in the latter stages of his round.

"I really felt I was battling the golf course and my concentration a little bit," said Rose, whose most recent win came in December's Indonesian Masters. "It was kind of tough to finish it off in the heat today."

Koepka, playing his fourth tournament since he was sidelined for 15 weeks with a wrist injury, said he played "OK."

"I'm putting really well," he said. "Eleven has my number this week -- I don't know what's going on. Two doubles there, a par-five I need to be eating it up. If I can just figure out a way to play that hole I should be just fine."

Rose, the 2013 US Open winner and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, notched victories in Turkey and Shanghai last year, his victory in the WGC-HSBC Champions counting toward this season's PGA Tour win tally.

The 37-year-old said taking a four-shot lead into the final round would be a balancing act.

"You're always kind of caught between trying to go out and play great and trying to not make mistakes," he said, but added that he couldn't afford to be too conservative.

"I feel like there's a score in this golf course. I've got to expect the chasing pack to play well."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-14
66
64
66
196
T2
Brooks Koepka
USA
-10
70
63
67
200
T2
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-10
64
67
69
200
T4
Corey Conners
CAN
-8
71
68
63
202
T4
J. T. Poston
USA
-8
69
68
65
202
T4
Jon Rahm
ESP
-8
68
70
64
202
T4
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-8
67
71
64
202
T4
Ryan Armour
USA
-8
68
68
66
202
T9
Ben Crane
USA
-7
66
69
68
203
T9
Brian Harman
USA
-7
72
67
64
203
T9
Derek Fathauer
USA
-7
67
70
66
203
T9
Kevin Tway
USA
-7
66
69
68
203
T9
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-7
68
72
63
203
T14
Abraham Ancer
USA
-6
70
68
66
204
T14
Chris Kirk
USA
-6
66
71
67
204
T14
Harris English
USA
-6
68
67
69
204
T14
Jason Kokrak
USA
-6
69
67
68
204
T14
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-6
66
67
71
204
T14
Tim Herron
USA
-6
66
70
68
204
T14
William McGirt
USA
-6
70
67
67
204

Round 2 - Justin Rose grabs lead with 64

May 25, 2018

Britain's Justin Rose fired a six-under par 64 Friday to grab the second-round clubhouse lead at the PGA Fort Worth Invitational, boosting his confidence for next month's US Open.

The 37-year-old Englishman, who won his lone major title at the 2013 US Open, stood on 10-under par 130 after 36 holes at Colonial Country Club with half the field still on the course.

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"The way I played through the first 15 holes today was about as good as I've played in a long time," Rose said.

Rose, whose most recent win came at last December's Indonesian Masters, also won last year at Shanghai and Turkey and took gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics since last winning on US soil at New Orleans in 2015.

Rose, seeking his 22nd career title and ninth overall on the US PGA circuit, began on the back nine and birdied three consecutive holes, sandwiching nine-foot birdie putts at 14 and the par-3 16th around a two-footer at the 15th.

He opened his second nine with back-to-back birdies, a two-putt birdie from 13 feet at the first and six-foot birdie putt at the second, then made his longest putts of the day for birdies from 35 feet at the sixth and 16 feet at the seventh.

But Rose took his lone bogey of the day at the par-3 eighth after missing the green.

"I did a lot of good things," Rose said. "The end of my round got a little scrappy but until the last three holes it was pretty flawless. I hit every fairway pretty much and I hit every green out there up until that point.

"I left a few out there on the greens early but I didn't get frustrated. I made a little nine-footer on my fifth hole of the day which kind of took the lid off it and from there got into a nice rhythm really."

For a shorter course, Colonial offers narrow points that require players to make choices.

"Every hole tempts you to hit driver," Rose said. "But it's narrow enough if you miss it you're going to have some type of challenge."

Rose, last year's Masters runner-up to Sergio Garcia, faces his next major challenge in the US Open on the links layout at Shinnecock next month.

"All aspects of my game are showing signs," Rose said. "I'm pretty confident in my iron play right now. Chipping is what it is and putting, you've got to make a few of them and I showed signs of doing that today."

Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
Today
R1
R2
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-10
-6
66
64
130
2
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-9
-3
64
67
131
T3
Brooks Koepka
USA
-7
-7
70
63
133
T3
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-7
-3
66
67
133
5
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-6
-3
67
67
134
T6
Alex Cejka
GER
-5
-1
66
69
135
T6
Beau Hossler
USA
-5
1
64
71
135
T6
Ben Crane
USA
-5
-1
66
69
135
T6
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-5
-1
66
69
135
T6
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-5
-3
68
67
135
T6
Harris English
USA
-5
-3
68
67
135
T6
Kevin Na
USA
-5
3
62
73
135
T6
Kevin Tway
USA
-5
-1
66
69
135
T6
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
-4
69
66
135

Round 1 - Kevin Na takes opening round lead in Texas

May 24, 2018

Kevin Na has taken the lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial chipping in on the last hole for an 8-under 62 to take a one stroke lead over Charley Hoffman who also went bogey-free.

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This is Na's sixth time as a first-round leader and the third at Colonial.

''This is a great golf course for me. Every year I come here I have high, high expectations,'

His best finish was a tie for seventh in 2007, his only PGA Tour win came seven years ago in Las Vegas.

Scores

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Justin Rose
ENG
-20
66
64
66
64
260
2
Brooks Koepka
USA
-17
70
63
67
63
263
3
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-16
64
67
69
64
264
4
Kevin Na
USA
-14
62
73
70
61
266
T5
Jon Rahm
ESP
-10
68
70
64
68
270
T5
Kevin Tway
USA
-10
66
69
68
67
270
T5
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-10
67
71
64
68
270
T8
Ben Crane
USA
-9
66
69
68
68
271
T8
Corey Conners
CAN
-9
71
68
63
69
271
T8
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-9
68
72
65
66
271
T11
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-8
66
69
72
65
272
T11
Chris Kirk
USA
-8
66
71
67
68
272
T11
Tim Herron
USA
-8
66
70
68
68
272
T14
Bill Haas
USA
-7
67
73
69
64
273
T14
Brian Harman
USA
-7
72
67
64
70
273
T14
Danny Lee
NZL
-7
70
69
69
65
273
T14
Rickie Fowler
USA
-7
67
69
69
68
273
T14
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
68
68
66
71
273
T14
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-7
67
67
71
68
273
T20
Andrew Putnam
USA
-6
64
72
70
68
274
T20
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
68
71
70
65
274
T20
Chesson Hadley
USA
-6
71
71
65
67
274
T20
Harris English
USA
-6
68
67
69
70
274
T20
J. T. Poston
USA
-6
69
68
65
72
274
T20
Jimmy Walker
USA
-6
68
70
70
66
274
T20
Joel Dahmen
USA
-6
68
69
68
69
274
T20
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-6
66
71
71
66
274
T20
Russell Knox
SCO
-6
69
69
67
69
274
T20
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-6
66
67
71
70
274
T20
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-6
73
68
66
67
274
T20
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-6
67
70
70
67
274
T32
Ben Martin
USA
-5
66
71
68
70
275
T32
Brian Stuard
USA
-5
70
72
68
65
275
T32
Conrad Shindler
USA
-5
73
68
68
66
275
T32
Jason Kokrak
USA
-5
69
67
68
71
275
T32
Jordan Spieth
USA
-5
69
68
70
68
275
T32
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
67
73
65
70
275
T32
Michael Thompson
USA
-5
70
72
64
69
275
T32
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-5
70
72
69
64
275
T32
Steve Stricker
USA
-5
65
72
68
70
275
T32
William McGirt
USA
-5
70
67
67
71
275
T42
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-4
70
71
68
67
276
T42
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-4
68
67
71
70
276
T42
Chad Campbell
USA
-4
69
70
68
69
276
T42
Derek Fathauer
USA
-4
67
70
66
73
276
T42
John Huh
USA
-4
69
71
68
68
276
T42
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
73
68
66
69
276
T42
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-4
69
72
70
65
276
T42
Pat Perez
USA
-4
70
70
71
65
276
T42
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-4
68
72
63
73
276
T42
Tom Hoge
USA
-4
69
66
72
69
276
T52
Abraham Ancer
USA
-3
70
68
66
73
277
T52
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-3
68
72
68
69
277
T52
Adam Scott
AUS
-3
69
73
71
64
277
T52
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
63
73
69
72
277
T52
Kevin Kisner
USA
-3
72
68
71
66
277
T52
Robert Streb
USA
-3
72
67
70
68
277
T58
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-2
67
74
68
69
278
T58
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-2
71
67
68
72
278
T58
Russell Henley
USA
-2
72
67
69
70
278
T58
Stewart Cink
USA
-2
67
70
69
72
278
T58
Tom Lovelady
USA
-2
67
69
70
72
278
T58
Trey Mullinax
USA
-2
69
70
70
69
278
T64
Beau Hossler
USA
-1
64
71
71
73
279
T64
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
71
70
68
70
279
T66
Alex Cejka
GER
Par
66
69
76
69
280
T66
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
69
69
73
69
280
T66
Jim Furyk
USA
Par
70
70
71
69
280
T66
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
66
73
70
71
280
T66
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
Par
69
73
65
73
280
T71
Tyler Duncan
USA
1
72
69
71
69
281
T71
Wesley Bryan
USA
1
69
73
66
73
281
73
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
2
64
77
70
71
282
T74
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
3
69
73
70
71
283
T74
Richy Werenski
USA
3
68
73
68
74
283
76
Kevin Streelman
USA
4
69
67
72
76
284
T77
John Senden
AUS
6
72
70
71
73
286
T77
Martin Piller
USA
6
67
71
70
78
286
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
3
70
73
-
-
143
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
3
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
3
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
3
70
73
-
-
143
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
3
69
74
-
-
143
CUT
Webb Simpson
USA
3
70
73
-
-
143
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
4
70
74
-
-
144
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
4
73
71
-
-
144
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
4
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Xander Schauffele
USA
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
5
75
70
-
-
145
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
5
68
77
-
-
145
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
5
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
5
68
77
-
-
145
CUT
Martin Flores
USA
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Scott Piercy
USA
5
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
6
70
76
-
-
146
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
6
68
78
-
-
146
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
USA
6
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
6
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Zach Johnson
USA
6
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
7
70
77
-
-
147
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
7
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
7
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
7
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
9
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
10
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
10
72
78
-
-
150
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
10
73
77
-
-
150
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
11
73
78
-
-
151
CUT
Cameron Smith
AUS
13
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
13
72
81
-
-
153
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
13
74
79
-
-
153
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
USA
13
75
78
-
-
153
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
15
79
76
-
-
155
CUT
Keith Clearwater
USA
25
83
82
-
-
165
DSQ
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
73
74
-
-
147
RET
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
69
-
-
-
69
RET
Robert Garrigus
USA
Par
74
-
-
-
74

 




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